Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have been the cornerstones of the Blackhawks' resurgence back to NHL greatness.
How quickly things can turn.
The Blackhawks were 7:17 away from their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Game 7 had barely finished, the overtime defeat still stinging too much for the Blackhawks to think back on the whole season and on everything they did during it.
The Blackhawks have always prided themselves as a strong defensive team. They have the numbers to back that up through their successful stints the past few seasons.