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Blackhawks: Three best games of the 2021 season

By Jimmy Lynch
Nikita Zadorov #16, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Nikita Zadorov #16, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Blackhawks had some fun games this past season. While the year ended with an exit before the playoffs began, there was still some excitement along the way. The Blackhawks won 24 games this season, finding a few victories that stand out amongst the rest shouldn’t be too difficult.

Personally, I think every victory this season deserves a shoutout as the Hawks did not fold despite entering the year without some of their best players, but if I was only going to pick a few key victories I guess these would be the main three.

The three best games of the 2021 season for the Chicago Blackhawks.

1. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 5-4 OT Victory

This game the Chicago Blackhawks playoff hope was all but over. A loss against the Predators was going to put the playoff hope out of light, but the Hawks willed themselves back into the conversation with some big goals in the third period.

Three straight goals in the third period from Kalynuk, Hinostroza, and Kubalik gave Brandon Hagel the opportunity to be the savior in overtime. This was definitely a fun game to watch the entire roster knew that they needed points and they never gave up despite pretty much everyone else already turning off the TV that night.

2. Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings 7-2 Victory

I mean anytime the Blackhawks score seven goals something fun is going to happen right? This was Patrick Kane’s 400th goal game. It is amazing to think how far he has come in his career and he should never leave this team. 

3. Friday, March 5, 2021 – Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 SO Victory

Everyone knew the March schedule was going to be a real test for the Blackhawks, so when they went to overtime against Tampa a game before it was kind of shocking. Then during the Hawks and Lightnings, next game on Friday, March 5th Chicago actually managed to come away with the victory.

While this season might be a waste in the grand scheme of things, the roster never gave up. They battled every night, and they had some pretty good games along the way. I cannot wait to have some Blackhawks hockey back next season, and I am looking forward to where this team can be a year from now.

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