Apr 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) looks to pass against the St. Louis Blues during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Bad Passing/Poor Puck Control
Frequently throughout the first and second round I have noticed that the Chicago Blackhawks get in this bad habit of lackadaisical passing which results in turnovers and odd man rushes. When they could be building momentum they end up reversing it on themselves. If you look back at the games in which the Blackhawks lost you can see that their passes were not on point and the times they did have the puck, their puck control was sloppy. The team that can be crisp and clean with the puck and maintain the puck possession is usually the team that wins. Luckily the Chicago Blackhawks have Corey Crawford who helps cover this weakness. They will need to work on their timing going forward so that they can use their speed to their advantage. When things are clicking for the Blackhawks the goals sometimes come in the half-dozen.