The Chicago Blackhawks cannot seem to get off of the losing streak they are currently on for anything, and their latest effort unfortunately turned up the same sort of result as the past few games, just with a lot more heartbreak. Here are your post-game one-timers:
- If you checked in after the first or second periods, you would have thought that the Blackhawks had everything together. They looked cohesive, and were only down 1–0 after one, and were actually ahead 3–1 after the second period.
- They went up 4–1 halfway through the third, and then eveything unraveled. The Stars started putting on a massive onslaught, which turned the game on its head.
- The Blackhawks let up after scoring that goal, it would seem, as they somehow seemed to think that the Stars would just stop trying after going down by three.
- As per usual, the Blackhawks struggled greatly with defense, allowing five unanswered goals in the third, as they were out-hit by a massive margin, and Petr Mrazek could only do so much to stop Dallas by himself.
- We all expected Max Domi and Andreas Athanasiou to be a significant drain on forward defense, but Philipp Kurashev has been downright brutal, and registering nothing on the score sheet entirely, registering a -2 in this loss, and a -14 on the season.
- Seth Jones got back into the lineup, and scored his first goal of the season, after Jason Robertson of the Stars got Dallas on the board in the first.
- Athanasiou, Connor Murphy and Domi would all follow Jones in scoring for the Blackhawks.
- After that, the Stars scored five goals a little over nine minutes in the third. Jamie Benn, Mason Marchment, Ty Dellandrea, Radek Faksa and Robertson again would give the Stars the victory.
So much needs to be fixed with this youthful group the Blackhawks have. We can only hope that losses like this will go a long way toward getting good prospects in next year’s draft.
The Blackhawks are back in action on Friday against the Montreal Canadiens. Coverage starts at 1 p.m. CST on NBC Sports Chicago.