3 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks road victory over the Philadelphia Flyers

The Blackhawks won 5-1 in Philly.

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The Chicago Blackhawks are playing their best hockey. Who cares if it is coming at the end of a lost season?

The Hawks have won seven of their last 12 games after beating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1. The Blackhawks went 3-14-3 before this strong stretch, so you can see how well this team is playing lately on most nights.

This was probably the team we were supposed to see all season before injuries ravaged the roster through most of December through February. Now that the Blackhawks are mostly healthy, you can see that while the team was probably not going to be in the playoff picture, they would have been competitive through most of the winter.

Hey, the Hawks won a regular season game in Philadelphia for the second straight year after they won just one over the past 17 contests.

Here are three takeaways from the victories...

Lukas Reichel and Joey Anderson had multi-point games.

Reichel has had a rough first full NHL season. It got so bad that he was demoted to the Hawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, in February. He is back in the NHL now and has been playing much better. That is good to see from a player who at one time was one of the team's top prospects.

Reichel snapped a goal drought when he got the Hawks on the board first with a rebound shot that found the back of the net off his wrap-around attempt.

Reichel later picked up his first multi-point game of the season when he set up Joey Anderson for the Blackhawks fourth goal of the game in the third period.

Anderson picked up a primary assist a few minutes later on MacKenzie Entwistle's fourth goal of the year. Anderson and Reichel had a strong game as they finished one-two in the Hawks' impact stat ratings.