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Is a bounce back win in the Chicago Blackhawks’ future tonight?

By Jimmy Lynch
Mattias Janmark #13, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Mattias Janmark #13, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Detroit Red Wings got the win last night over the Chicago Blackhawks, and luckily Chicago does not have to sit on this loss for very long. Through the Blackhawks’ first 22 games of the season, they have only lost both games in a series three times. The team can not add another loss to their record tonight.

This season has been fun to watch. The way the schedule is working allows for back-to-back games against the same opponent before moving on to a new city, allowing for some electric hockey. Just look a few nights ago at how heated things got in Columbus; all of these teams are getting used to each other.

After Chicago beat the Red Wings in their first four matchups, they had to fall at some point. Detroit had some great goaltending last night, and while Chicago definitely could have come away with the win, they just ran into a hot goalie.

The great thing about last night’s game is that the team does not have to sit on that loss for long. Chicago is back in action tonight against Detroit yet again. Most likely, Subban will be out, and Lankinen will be in the net. While that was not Subban’s best performance last night, that loss is not all on him.

The Chicago Blackhawks are back in action tonight, was last night’s loss a one-time thing?

We all know how rough the month of March is going to be on the ‘Hawks. With games against some of the best in the division and a lot of matchups that could determine a playoff position, Chicago definitely needs to start that off on the right note.

A win tonight will help set the tone for what is to come, and considering the team does not play until Thursday after tonight, a win may be necessary before just sitting at home for three days.

Maybe Chicago will finally shake up the lineups and provide a new look tonight. The ‘Hawks have been below average in the faceoff dot the past few games, and maybe a shakeup of who is down the middle will help spark some change.

Puck drop is at six pm tonight between the ‘Hawks and Red Wings!

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