Chicago Blackhawks: In a Dog Fight for Top of Western Conference

March 22nd, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
After a weekend dominated by college basketball and government on television, the NHL’s Western Conference has become a dogfight. On Friday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks were the top two seeds in the conference.

On Monday, the Sharks will wake up as the fourth seed.

The reason the Sharks are now trailing the Phoenix Coyotes, albeit by just one point with a game in-hand, is because San Jose has fallen apart. They’ve lose six straight games while Phoenix has won nine consecutive contests to make the balance of power shift in the conference a dramatic one.

While the Sharks have lost six straight, the Blackhawks aren’t taking advantage.

The Hawks are just 4-4-2 in their last 10 and will now host the Coyotes on Tuesday night with the conference lead on the line. Duncan Keith was embarrassed by the latest loss, another in a string of games the Blackhawks appeared to have in hand late in the third period, only to see slip away late.

The luxury the Blackhawks have that the Sharks do not is an extra game in-hand, but calling that a “luxury” might be a stretch.

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