Chicago Blackhawks’ Zone Entries, Net-Front Presence Helping Offense

By Stephen Yatsushiro
MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 10: Brandon Saad
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Nov. 22: at Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2 OT loss

Goal 1:

Patrick Kane

scores on a

quick zone entry

, wasting no time in snapping off a shot past goalie

Andrei Vasilevskiy


Goal 2:

The ‘Hawks strayed from the north-south game, but this was the powerplay and they broke down the Lightning defense with

quick, accurate passing


But after mounting a two-goal lead, the ‘Hawks strayed from the game plan during 5-on-5 play with a lot of cutesy passes that led to turnovers.  They eventually let the Lightning back into the game and lost in overtime.