We’ve reached the Christmas break, when the NHL closes things down for three days: no practicing, no games, no traveling.
It was one of those nights when nothing much was going right.
The Blackhawks haven’t had many of them this season, and certainly not many of them in this recent, win-heavy stretch.
We're just days from the 2015 Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, and the transformation at Nationals Park is already well underway.
1. Keep rolling all four lines. A big part of the Blackhawks' success this year, especially recently, has been the ability to roll all four lines.