Chicago Blackhawks: 4 Things Important Now

By Tim Lively
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Mar 14, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) celebrates with team after scoring a goal in the third period against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose. Chicago won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

#2 – Keep the Momentum Rolling

Sure the Hawks had an embarrassing outing last night, but there is plenty of time left in the regular season for them to get the momentum rolling again. We’ve seen time and again how important it is for teams to enter the post season coming off a string of wins, and carrying that confidence far into the playoffs. It doesn’t matter where the Hawks end up standings, as long as they get at the tail end of consecutive successes.

Now especially with their top scorer in Patrick Kane out of action, the Blackhawks need to conjure up confidence wherever they can find it, and putting together consecutive wins is a good place to start. It won’t be easy given how hard their April schedule is, but just three or even two wins in a row will pay big dividends in the playoffs

#1 – Have Fun!

We often forget how quickly the Blackhawks have gone from being a perpetual underdog team to being expected to win the Stanley Cup every year. It’s important now with all the lofty expectations that have been placed upon them that the Hawks remember why they laced up their skates and hit the frozen ponds in their childhood neighborhoods. Getting back to their hockey roots will help keep their minds clear and enhance their play in numerous ways.