While everyone was at their best last night for the Blackhawks throughout all 60 minutes. The Chicago Blackhawks did have two really good lines that deserve some praise.
I know that I have not been speaking very highly of Alex Nylander with Patrick Kane. I still do not think it is the best thing for the team, but last night showed what Nylander is capable of. Right after scoring a great goal, Nylander set up Kane for a big goal. Not bad from the young Blackhawks forward who just turned 22 years of age.
I think the one thing Nylander needs to work on is his consistency, he has had a multigoal game this season, but he has not been able to produce throughout the entire 82 game season. That brings me to the center on this line.
Dylan Strome had a great two-goal effort last night. He was set up from Kane and managed to bank a puck in the net after a Duncan Keith shot hit the boards and bounced to Strome. I think both of his goals are a result of a good hockey effort from Strome. His stick was on the ice, and he constantly fought to get to the right areas on the ice.
That brings me to the other line that played great. The Blackhawks’ sixth goal last night came from Kampf and was assisted by Matthew Highmore. Their line played great last night. Highmore, Kampf, and Ryan Carpenter were all over the ice and managed to play a great heavy style when they found themselves in the offensive zone.
Rolling four lines ais imperative for doing anything in the NHL, well last night showed that this team is capable of doing just that.