Analysis

Chicago Blackhawks, NHL 3 Stars: Panarin Strikes Again

By Gail Kauchak
Nov 26, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) takes a shot on goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) takes a shot on goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
1 of 4
Next
chicago blackhawks
Nov 26, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) takes a shot on goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Welcome to the second weekly installment of three Chicago Blackhawks’ stars, and three stars from the East and the West

With the Christmas holiday, most NHL teams had a very light schedule last week.  For the Chicago Blackhawks, the break was very well-deserved.   They have already played in 34 games this year.  Most others teams are closer to the 30-32-game mark.  But for the ’Hawks and the rest of the league, that doesn’t mean it’s a free pass to take your foot off the gas.

My well-esteemed colleague Colin Likas debuted our Three Stars installment last week on Monday.  And the holidays have thrown us off as well, as today is Tuesday.  So for the purposes of this article, I will cover the past week from Sunday, December 18-Friday, December 23.  Let’s discuss who has stepped up this week for the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as from the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference.

facebooktwitterreddit