Nick Leddy, who turned 21 on Tuesday, says he is feeling very comfortable with new defensive partner Johnny Oduya and has earned lots of praise from Joel Quenneville.
Thanks to the spectacular play of Patrick Kane and shrewd moves by GM Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks are as hot as the weather in Chicago.
The Blackhawks have been holding opponents to low shot totals of late, including the Capitals who had just 18 shots on Sunday. Tracey Myers takes a look at how they have been doing it.
The Blackhawks scored twice in the first eight minutes and cruised past the Capitals 5-2. Andrew Shaw scored twice. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also lit the lamp. The Hawks outshot Washington 29-18.
Troy Brouwer hasn't stop talking about his days in Chicago since joining the Capitals, but while he has great memories and can get sentimental, he's looking forward to facing his former teammates in a meaningful game.