Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Power Play goals weren’t enough

Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks fell 6-5 to the Blues. Even after scoring three times on the power play, the Blackhawks couldn’t find a way to win.

The Chicago Blackhawks are still single-digit points out of the playoffs. For the first time all season, the Blackhawks scored three goals on the power play. Still, the team couldn’t find a way to win this game.

The Blackhawks gave up a goal in the first minute of the game. After that, the Blackhawks were controlling this game. It was a reminder of their last game. In that game, the Blackhawks blew a 3-0 lead in the third period.

Even though the team lost, Duncan Keith finally scored his 100th career goal last night. With the season getting close to being over, it’s nice to see a few players hit their milestones.

The Blackhawks have now lost 11 of their last 14 games. Of those losses, six of them were by one goal. If the Blackhawks could have won even two of those games, they’d be just four points out of the playoffs.

Last season, the Blackhawks missed the playoffs by six points. They were in the playoff hunt until the last two weeks of the season. This time around, they would have been in the playoffs if they played as well as they did down the stretch last season.

The Blackhawks have just won two games since the All-Star break. At the time, I figured a week off would help the team. It turns out, it was the killer of the season.

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If there are any positives of the season, maybe we’ll still see Patrick Kane hit 100 points for the third time in his career this season. He’s just 22 points away with 19 games left. Possibly, Dominik Kubalik will get 30 goals in his rookie campaign.