The Blackhawks looked like a team who thought they were on a bye week already, getting shut out on home ice with a six-day break ahead of them.
Joel Quenneville called it like it was following the Blackhawks' 4-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at the United Center.
"That was tough to watch," Quenneville said after the game. "Use the word brutal, that may be complimentary, out to lunch, use them all. But that wasn’t good enough. Nowhere near good enough."
The Red Wings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Blackhawks couldn't get anything going offensively.
"You gotta be ready to play, have to start on time," Quenneville said. "We gave them two goals, terrible coverage and not enough pace to start a game. One team showed up, another team didn’t."
Entering Sunday, the Blackhawks had won three of their last four games.
The Blackhawks start the bye week with a 22-17-6 record and 50 points, and one point out of a wild card spot. Only the Colorado Avalanche (49 points) rank below them in the Central Division.
So what's Quenneville's message when the Blackhawks resume play again on Saturday — and for the remainder of the season?
"We’re going to need everyone going all out every single night to have a chance," Quenneville said.
See what else the coach had to say about the team's loss in the video above.