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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Moving On

By Keith Schultz
Oct 21, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Richard Panik (14) skates against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) in the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 21, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Richard Panik (14) skates against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) in the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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"Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks lost another game on Friday night while only scoring two goals which seems to be a trend, but they have to move on quickly with the Toronto Maple Leafs heading to the United Center Saturday night."

The Chicago Blackhawks trend this season has been if they score 2 or less goal they lose, but if they score more than 2 goals they win.

Well if you look at the final score from last night you notice the Hawks scored only 2 goals so they lost.

There is a real problem on the Chicago Blackhawks and that’s the penalty kill which has absolutely no kill in it.  There are plenty of stats out there, but I read one on Twitter that said the Hawks basically would have to go about 50 straight penalty kills to get back to average now.

They can’t stop anyone on the P.K. which really affects the team. They are letting in shots from the point with no one in front and they aren’t moving the body in front of Corey Crawford.  They have to do one or the other, but when you don’t do either it’s a recipe for a lot of goals against.

The other news from the game was the fact that Trevor van Riemsdyk was injured, and Coach Joel Quenneville said that TVR will be out for a bit which probably means a few weeks.

The Blackhawks now get to see Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, so will the Chicago Blackhawks be able to bounce back tonight in front of the home crowd.

More from Blackhawks News

Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Weekend. 

Hear what the Captain Jonathan Toews had to say about the Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill woes (Blackhawks)

Watch Chicago Blackhawks prospect Roy Radke score shootout winner (Second City)

Every loss seems to point back at how awful the Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill is right now (CSN)

Chicago Blackhawks defensive depth is a good thing with the TVR injury (Sun-Times)

Jaromir Jagr says this is the best he’s felt in 15 seasons after he joined the 750 goals scored club (Miami Herald)

The Nashville Predators defense struggles once again in another loss in Smashville (On The Forecheck)

St. Louis Blues are playing their speed game right to winning games (Bleedin Blue)

Why former Chicago Blackhawks player Dale Weise was suspended for three games yesterday (Puck Daddy)

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