Takeaway #3: Win or Go Home
Now on the brink of elimination, the Blackhawks need to show up in Game 4. A big way to start tomorrow’s game off with a bang would be to try scoring the first goal of the game for once. Every game in this series, Vegas has tallied the opening goal.
The Hawks also struggled in the Edmonton series with scoring the first tally, therefore if they are able to come out and put some on the board early it would help out majorly.
As Colliton stated after the game, the Blackhawks have absolutely nothing to lose now. This means that they have no pressure to perform in Game 4 and that they can go out and try to play their game.
With the game being a win or go home scenario the Blackhawks also need to up their physicality level. They haven’t even been close to matching the Golden Knights in terms of laying the body, as they have been outhit in every single game.
The core needs to step up big time in tonight’s matchup if the Blackhawks want to stand a chance at surviving. After really good opening round performances by Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, they have looked almost invisible this series.
The Blackhawks will look to have everyone firing on all cylinders when they take the ice tonight. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 pm CT and the game can be seen on NBCSN.