Judging by the reaction across Chicago, the Blackhawks — by their standards — hit rock bottom following Sunday's 6-2 debacle against the Boston Bruins on Hockey Day in America. Cause for concern? Sure. Reason to panic? No. At least not yet.
After a sluggish 3-1 loss to Vancouver two nights ago, the Blackhawks rebound with a 4-1 win of their own against the Edmonton Oilers clinching home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, their first President's Trophy since 1990-1991.
The Chicago Blackhawks sweep the season series against the Dallas Stars by defeating them 5-2 at the Madhouse on Madison. The Hawks also extend their winning streak to six games with less than two weeks until the regular-season comes to a close.