It wasn’t so much if coach Joel Quenneville’s extension was going to get done. It was when.
The chances have been there, be it breakaways, odd-man rushes or just solid scoring opportunities.
The United Center crowd gave the Blackhawks a standing ovation at the end of the second period on Sunday night.
The Blackhawks have long had a tough time against Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov, a combination of his play and the lack of net-front presence hurting the Blackhawks.
Marian Hossa will play and Corey Crawford will start when the Blackhawks host the Buffalo Sabres Friday night at the United Center.