The horn sounded at the end of the first period on Monday night, with the Blackhawks staring up at a familiar number: it was another period in which they gave up three or more goals.
You’re tired of waiting, we know. So are we.
The typically short Blackhawks practices were longer – and by longer we still mean only about 45-50 minutes, because coach Joel Quenneville has never been a lengthy practice guy.
Winning face-offs: the Blackhawks have had their moments in that category, with Jonathan Toews long being the most consistent player there.