The Blackhawks’ weekend began with a thud, when a disappointing loss to Columbus and Minnesota’s winning on Saturday put them fourth in the Central Division and into the wild-card slot.
Niklas Hjalmarsson wasn’t feeling the weariness that usually comes on the second half of a back-to-back.
Looking at the Blackhawks road schedule entering this weekend, it looked like a prime time for point plucking.
DALLAS – It was no surprise that the Dallas Stars came out playing the part of the desperate, trying-to-avoid-official-playoff-elimination team.
Kimmo Timonen knew his chance of returning to hockey was a small one.