“One Goal”: Where Has the Chicago Blackhawks’ Offense Gone?

December 12th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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I know the Blackhawks’ marketing department is really pushing this “One Goal” mantra, but it might be time for the Hawks offense to think about three or four.

A sign of a good hockey team is their ability to overcome mistakes and shortcomings, and great hockey teams can win despite themselves. In the month of December, the Blackhawks haven’t played great hockey, but they’ve won some games they shouldn’t have already.

In five games this month, the Hawks have scored just nine goals (1.80 per game average, 25th in the NHL in December). In fact, they haven’t scored more than two since their 4-3 shootout victory over Columbus on the Dec. 1. 

When you factor into that number that three of the nine goals have come with a man advantage, two during four-on-four overtime hockey, and one was shorthanded, the Hawks have disappeared during even strength hockey this month.

If you look back even further than the beginning of December, in the seven games since the Hawks’ incredible 7-2 win at San Jose ...

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