A couple stories from Pittsburgh Hockey Now that could be foreshadowing for a Chicago Blackhawks team figuring things out in a tough rebuild year. The Pittsburgh Penguins may very well be entering its last big chance to really make a run at another Stanley Cup this season.
This never happened for the Blackhawks as they bowed out in four straight to Nashville back in 2017 and could never find their way to contention. The Penguins who pushed chips to the middle by going out and getting Erik Karlsson–have a good chance here to turn around a slow start and gain momentum that could end with a parade.
Blackhawks Stories You May Have Missed
- World Juniors Wrap looks at Frank Nazar’s Terrific performance Thursday
- Postgame Chatter hears that Connor Bedard was “excellent” according to Luke Richardson
- You could feel the Mack Celebrini anticipation rising with every point he notched in Canada’s 10-0 win Wednesday
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Calgary Hockey Now: There are four slumps holding the Calgary Flames back from getting it together through December
Detroit Hockey Now: The problem in the “D” is the d. It’s the Detroit Red Wings ” blue line that has been leaky and has to be better in order to make that playoff push
Montreal Hockey Now: Jayden Struble may very well find himself on the Montreal Canadiens for the rest of the season
Nashville Hockey Now: Nashville Predators prospect Matthew Wood stood out in Team Canada’s win over Latvia.
New Jersey Hockey Now: It’s a theme in the next two reports, but the New Jersey Devils ran a tough practice that had coach Lindy Ruff emotional
New York Isles Now: It wasn’t a bag skate but the New York Islanders practice got quite intense that frustration boiled over.
Philly Hockey Now: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: some overthinking a prospect–in this case–Philadelphia Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier. On why the discourse surrounding him may be silliness.