Chicago Blackhawks: What’s left as team faces the Sharks?

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the last meeting with the Sharks on home ice. Both teams are just waiting for the season to end.

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Sharks tonight at 7 PM CST. They’re trying to fend off a third straight loss against a team they’ve struggled against this season. Their last meeting was on November 5th, 2019. Both teams are different, for the sake of the Blackhawks, hopefully, the outcome is different too.

Right as things started to look promising for the Blackhawks, they lost two straight games. The loss to the Blues is understandable, a loss to the worst-placed Red Wings isn’t. That was a must-win game that the Blackhawks threw away. Now, they need to make a huge run to sniff the playoffs.

While the Blackhawks are eight points out of the playoffs with 13 games to go, the season is practically over. They had their chance to be within striking distance and they lost. I would like to see this team win a few more games to finish the season on a high note.

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For the Blackhawks and the Sharks, both teams underperformed.

The Blackhawks were a team that had a bid at the playoffs last season. They fixed a few issues on difference and in the net, but they ended up being mistakes.

The Sharks were a playoff team last season, who overcame being down 3-1 in the first-round series against the Golden Knights. They marched all the way to a six-game loss in the Western Conference Finals.

Both teams will most likely miss the playoffs. The Blackhawks have a slim-to-none chance, where the Sharks are completely done, alongside the Ducks and Kings.

At this point, I just want to see Patrick Kane hit 100 points for the third time in his career. He’s at 82 with 13 games left. That would take 18 points in 13 games to get there. I mean who knows, if he goes on a crazy run like that, maybe the Blackhawks make one last big for the playoffs.

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I wouldn’t count on one last bid for the playoffs though. They had that chance and they swung and missed the ball.