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

The Blackhawks won 5-1 in Philly.

Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
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Philipp Kurashev benefited from Connor Bedard moving to wing.

Head coach Luke Richardson has been experimenting all year with his line combinations, mostly out of necessity with all the injury issues. The other reason he keeps tinkering is because the Hawks are in the middle of a massive rebuild, so he is trying to figure out what will work in the long run.

Bedard and Kurashev have established tremendous chemistry, but Richardson plugged Jason Dickinson as the first-line center and moved Bedard to the wing. The idea was Dickinson is a much better defensive forward, so have him focus on playing the entire ice and let Bedard focus on creating offense.

Well, the experiment worked at least for one night when Bedard fed Kurashev a slick pass and Philipp blasted the shot past the Flyers' netminder for the team's second goal with three minutes left in the first.

Kurashev joined Anderson and Reichel as the other Hawk with a multi-point game when he picked up the primary assist on Nick Foligno's power-play goal late in the second period.

It was good to see the Blackhawks' offense come up with a barrage of goals after they were previously shut out by Ottawa. The effort was so poor that former Blackhawks backup goalie Anton Forsberg barely had to break a sweat to blank Chicago.