GLENDALE, Ariz. – Stick a fork in it: the circus trip is done.
The Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t have asked for a better trip, either – OK, they could have gone 7-0-0 but come on. Heading home 6-1-0, especially with the final two games back to back, made the Blackhawks a happy bunch. And they put up some nice numbers in the process.
So while we wait for our redeye flight home, let’s look at the circus trip, By the Numbers:
7,316 – total miles the Blackhawks traveled during the trip (give or take 10)
218 – Combined shots the Blackhawks took in the seven games, an average of 31.14 per game
24 – Goals the Blackhawks scored in the seven games
15 – Goals the Blackhawks allowed in those seven games, and five of those were in the trip opener vs. Colorado
9 – assists for defenseman Duncan Keith; he recorded at least one in each game of the trip
9 – total points for the Blackhawks’ fourth liners Brandon Bollig, Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith
4 – Goals for Andrew Shaw in these past seven games; he had four goals through his first 21 games
3 – time zones in which the Blackhawks played on this excursion: started in Mountain Time, went back to Central, on to Pacific, back to Mountain for two, back to Central for one and finished in Mountain
2.16 – goals-against average for Antti Raanta in three games, including his two starts/victories