The Chicago Blackhawks have been hitting quite the rough patch over their recent stretch of games heading into the final few games of the regular season. Over the last five games, the Blackhawks have gone 1-3-1, having lost four of the last five and six of their last nine games.
All of this was accentuated by the 5-0 shutout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday evening. Losses to the Kings, Stars, Bruins and Blues over this stretch have raised concerns for the Blackhawks, as dropping games to teams more than likely to make the playoffs is never a good sign heading into late March and early April.
With that in mind, the fans have plenty of reason for concern for their beloved Blackhawks, but maybe the trust in the system and trust in the players and coaches should be enough to keep their collective heads from exploding before the playoffs begin. So here are three reasons to stay calm as a Blackhawks fan, and three reasons to hit the panic button.
Next: Remain Calm