Chicago Blackhawks Make Advances on First Half of 6-Game Road Trip

November 25th, 2014 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

It has largely been an ordinary start for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, but the annual "Circus" road trip scheduled around Thanksgiving is normally a jumping-off point for Joel Quenneveille's team.

The trip got its label because the circus commands the United Center in late November every year, forcing the Blackhawks and the NBA's Chicago Bulls into long road sojourns.

Through the first half of the trip, it looks like the Blackhawks are starting to make progress from their early-season goal-scoring woes.

The Blackhawks have recorded wins in two of their first three games on the trip, beating a tough Calgary Flames outfit and pummeling the Edmonton Oilers before getting beaten by the Vancouver Canucks. They are in third place in Central Division with a 12-8-1 record, four points behind the first-place St. Louis Blues.

The toughest part of the trip remains, with the Blackhawks scheduled to face the Colorado Avalanche (Nov. 26), the Anaheim Ducks (Nov. 28) and the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings (Nov. 29) before they return home to face the St. ...

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