The combination was a surprise to see, mainly because coach Joel Quenneville didn’t throw it out there in Monday morning’s line rushes.
The war of words has gone back and forth since Game 2: who said what, who’s accusing who of saying what and who’s got something to say about everything else that’s been said.
They’ve lost two games in agonizing fashion, the second more crushing than the first. They lost one of their top defensemen to a three-game suspension.
ST. LOUIS — The Chicago Blackhawks said all the right things on Friday afternoon. That Game 1 loss was behind them. They were thinking forward, focused on Game 2 this afternoon.