Chicago Blackhawks: Recent Loss Is Nothing Too Big, and Here’s Why

March 18th, 2011 by Tyler Juranovich Leave a reply »
The 5-0 loss the Chicago Blackhawks endured Thursday night was tough to watch. The 'Hawks played very flat, both offensively and especially defensively. The loss came as a shock to fans, the players and even the 'Hawks' coaches.

Once a team plays their worst and loses a game like this, people want explanations. The most common I have seen is the 'Hawks were playing, for the first time all season, without their regular 20 skaters. This forced a change in the lines, affecting the natural chemistry the lines had been exhibiting the past few weeks.

While the I can't deny the horrors of Thursday's game, I can't believe that this loss spells doom for them. 

The Dallas Stars have played the 'Hawks well this season. So it should come as no surprise to anyone how well Dallas played Thursday. All of the 'Hawks picked a day to really play flat, and it was exploited to the fullest.

The worst thing that came out of this loss was Dallas earning a tiebreaker against the 'Hawks. That means that if the 'Hawks and the Stars finish the season with the same amount of points, the Stars will get the higher spot in the standings. T ...

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