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Blackhawks Game #75: Playoff Spoiler Mode Activated

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The Chicago Blackhawks (22-47-5) wrap up their three-game road trip against the New York Islanders (32-27-5). Puck drop is at 6:30pm.

Previously on Blackhawks Hockey:

The Blackhawks roared back from a listless effort against Ottawa and pounded the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Saturday night. It was an all around effort from role players which included goals from Joey Anderson, MacKenzie Entwistle, and Nick Foligno.

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The reeling Flyers couldn’t get back on track and were beaten thoroughly by a Blackhawks team looking to shake off a lackluster effort against Ottawa. Spoilers you say?

The Blackhawks won seven games in March and have just eight in April before the season wraps. Of course, the concern that the Hawks will lose favorable lottery position is understandable, but it didn’t matter last year when they sat third in those same standings.

The latest slate of wins has been a nice change of pace, but reminds that there’s quite a bit on the line for several guys on the roster now. Changes will likely bring some more skilled guys into the lineup, whether it’s via free agency or trade. Perhaps Frank Nazar might even crack the lineup after his eye popping assist that showed the high end talent he possesses.

But it’s about the here and now tonight. The Islanders skate into the contest chasing three points for the final Wild Card spot. They’re desperate for victory and like the Blackhawks, knocked off the Flyers with a win last night. With the Hawks playing spoiler, there’s a solid chance they can make it a twin killing on the Island tonight.

Even without the playoffs in the conversation, there’s still plenty for Chicago to be playing for. Connor Bedard, fresh off another player of the month honor, continues his chase to move up the Blackhawks rookie points mark.

Again, no playoffs–but plenty of storylines as the season winds down.

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