The Chicago Blackhawks 2021-22 season has not started off on a good note. The team went winless till November first and that has not been the biggest issue with the organization.
The Blackhawks record is 1-7-2 after a win last night against the Ottawa Senators. Now, with a win under the team’s belt, they will be looking to build their way back up in the standings after starting so flat-footed.
Here has been the Blackhawks schedule and result so far through ten games:
Game 1: 10/13 Colorado Avalanche beat the Hawks 4-2
Game 2: 10/15 New Jersey Devils beat the Hawks 4-3 OT
Game 3: 10/16 Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Hawks 5-2
Game 4: 10/19 New York Islanders beat the Hawks 4-1
Game 5: 10/21 Vancouver Canucks beat the Hawks 4-1
Game 6: 10/24 Detroit Red Wings beat the Hawks 6-3
Game 7: 10/27 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Hawks 3-2 OT
Game 8: 10/29 Carolina Hurricanes beat the Hawks 6-3
Game 9: 10/30 St. Louis Blues beat the Hawks 1-0
Game 10: 11/1 Blackhawks beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1
Those first ten games have not been a lot of fun for the team. Finishing the first ten with a record of 1-7-2 is not a recipe for a playoff team. To put that into perspective the team has just 12 games in the month of November. If they are going to find their way into a playoff position they basically need to have nearly a perfect month, and after beating the Senators I do not think that is a guarantee.
Here are the opponents for the upcoming month: Carolina, Winnipeg, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Seattle, Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, St. Louis, and San Jose. Those teams are not going to be a walk in the park, everyone is going to be eager to keep the losses coming for the Hawks and the points going in their direction.
The biggest loss from this past ten games has to be the Detroit Red Wings game on the 24th of October. Detroit was a winnable game for this team and they really dropped the ball at home in front of their crowd. That momentum has just built up to this point.
Although there are a lot of negatives, there are still some key thoughts to take away from the past ten games of hockey. Let’s cover some today.