Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Buckle Down

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 23: Devin Shore
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 23: Devin Shore /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks start their home and home back to back games with the Dallas Stars tonight at the United Center. 

As of this morning both the Stars and Blackhawks are the two wild card teams in the Western Conference, so this little two game tilt could do a lot to both teams record and standings here as the month of December comes upon us.  Of course it’s kind of silly looking at the standing this early into the season until you read the stat that 80% of playoff teams are determined by Thanksgiving every year which means the Hawks are a borderline playoff team this year.

The thing about the Hawks is they seem to have really found their game in two tough losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators. I know they only scored twice in Nashville, but Patrick Kane could have scored three on his own with any kind of luck that doesn’t start with the word bad in front of it.

More from Blackhawks News

It should be a fun couple of nights with two teams that like to force the action and score goals, but I really think tonight is key for the Chicago Blackhawks in this home and home matchup.  The Stars are pretty bad on the road with a 4-8-1 record away from Dallas, so it would be good for the Hawks to jump on them early and often like they did against the Ducks the other night to not give them any momentum in the contest tonight.

It’s like old school hockey with a home and home back to back matchup! Here are some morning links to start your day!

Here are all the sites and sounds from Hockey Fights Cancer Night (Blackhawks)

Alex DeBrincat is gaining goals and attention with his play as of late (Daily Herald)

Are the Chicago Blackhawks real contender this season (ESPN)

Is the Chicago Blackhawks rebuild actually begun in front of our own eyes (The Rink)

Zach Parise skated for the first time after surgery yesterday (NHL)

Who are the biggest overachievers so far this season around the NHL (Bleacher Report)

From Nashville, they think our little brother is growing up (Predlines)

Why the Blues must focus on hockey after failing on MLS bid (Bleedin Blue)

The age old debate in the NHL, should there be a 3 point system (Mile High Sticking)

Next: Size Doesn't Matter For Alex

The Winnipeg Jets just keep on rolling (Puck Daddy)