Blackhawks come out of the gate flat
Chicago-Washington was a series I would have bet on for the Stanley Cup, but right now it looks as though I could be wrong at both ends. The Blackhawks were anything but impressive yesterday in their 5-1 shellacking by the Canucks. The Blackhawks are still a great team, but they got embarrassed on their home ice last night, and have some serious defensive/goaltender questions to answer. There could still be 6 games left, but if Chicago doesn’t figure out what went wrong, there will only be 3 more. This series is now one I’m worried about if I’m a Chicago fan.