Chicago Blackhawks’ Who’s Hot And Not: Russians Stay Hot Despite Skid
While the Blackhawks have lost three games in a row for the first time this season, a positive is that Russians Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin are continuing to produce
In the last three games, the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t given fans much to cheer about. The Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets all came to the United Center and sucked the life out of the building in different ways.
The Senators scored three goals in a second period that seemed it would never end and ultimately beat the ’Hawks 4-3. The Avalanche somehow took the ’Hawks to overtime and won on a Nathan MacKinnon wrist shot after losing six games in a row. And lastly, the Jets came to town and continued their domination of the ’Hawks this season, winning 3-1.
The Blackhawks did get some reinforcements when Corey Crawford and Artem Anisimov returned from IR, but that hasn’t been enough lately. Like many of us, the Blackhawks have looked “checked out” and ready for their holiday break.
Next we will explore who’s been hot despite the current three-game losing streak.