Every team preaches it this time of year: To advance, the best players need to be the best players.
Right now, the Blackhawks’ best are playing accordingly.
While Game 1 between the Blackhawks and Wild was a goal-scoring affair, the second game between these Western Conference foes has proven to be much more of a defensive battle so far.
1. Win the Board Battles.
Patrick Kane was like any player coming off an injury that sidelined him for several weeks.