Chicago Blackhawks: Three stars of the month (FAN VOTED)
By Ryan Fedrau
(Second Star) Dominik Kubalik
Dominik Kubalik had a great month of January. He’s had a great last two months.
In January, Kubalik scored in eight of the 10 games the team played in. He had 14 points in those games. In three of the Blackhawks’ six wins, Kubalik scored two goals. He had three games where he almost had his first career hat trick.
Kubalik has played alongside Toews as of late. Those two are creating magic on the ice. That first line is something special. After a great month, Kubalik now leads all rookies in goals scored. ‘Pro Hockey Talk Panel’ has ranked Kubalik number five among all rookies.
We believe he’s pushing close, game by game, for the Calder Trophy.
Kubalik has played in 49 games this season. In those games, he has scored 21 goals and has 11 assists. That’s a total of 32 points.
Kubalik is just four goals shy of team leader Patrick Kane. If a player is that close to Kane, they’re doing something right. Kubalik is an exciting player to watch. If he keeps up his hot streak, he can seriously score around 35 goals this season.
It’ll be refreshing for the Blackhawks to have a second player who can score goals at will, just how Kane does.