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Instant Analysis: Blackhawks Road Trip Ends with 4-1 Loss



The Chicago Blackhawks are probably glad its time for a four-game home stand. After three straight losses, the fans likely are, too.

The Blackhawks were pummeled by the Minnesota Wild Sunday afternoon 4-1, putting an end to a three-game road trip that saw the Blackhawks outscored 12-3. It concludes with another one-goal performance where the Hawks looked tired

The lone goal for the Blackhawks came on the power play with a pass that banked off Taylor Raddysh and into the net. A goal’s a goal–and the Blackhawks power play needs all the good it can get. But it doesn’t take away from what was a tough way to end the three-game jaunt.

How Will Reichel Respond to the Healthy Scratch?

Lukas Reichel sat out as a healthy scratch and it really wasn’t a wonder as to why–as to it happening. Reichel had a goal an assist in his last three games, but unfortunately at times, has not moved the needle on the ice. It’s not the team giving up on him–it’s a realignment.

But well, the start of the season isn’t what the front office, coaching staff, or Reichel was hoping for and something had to be done. Clearly, being sent back to Rockford would not be ideal because then it starts the “bust” talk that still isn’t fair–nor accurate.

Bedard’s Road Point Streak Continues for Blackhawks

Connor Bedard’s assist on the power play goal extended his road point streak to nine games, Again, obviously one of the biggest draws is Bedard, and while the team struggles, he continues to chip in where he can.

The Blackhawks (7-17) now head home for four home games this week with games on Tuesday and Thursday before back-to-back on the weekend.

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