Five takeaways from the Blackhawks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at the United Center.
1. Blackhawks slip to second in Central Division. A week ago, the Blackhawks appeared to be in comfortable control of the division lead after kicking down the Dallas Stars in their own building. Since then, the Blackhawks have taken just one of six points in three games while the Stars have collected six points in their last three. Both teams sit at 77 points, but Dallas owns the tiebreaker and has three games in hand.
2. Line changes didn't change much. Joel Quenneville tinkered with his bottom-six forward lines and defensive pairings on Saturday looking for some extra jump, but he didn't get it. The most notable adjustment was making Erik Gustafsson a healthy scratch in favor of Viktor Svedberg, who was called back up from Rockford on Friday. Perhaps this may have been a move to get Gustafsson re-ignited, but they could've used another possession-type player against a Ducks team that outshot the Blackhawks 44-23.
3. Penalty kill unit bounces back. Entering Saturday's game, the Blackhawks had allowed three power play goals in their last three penalty kill attempts. Aside from the 4-on-3 overtime goal, the Blackhawks bounced back in a big way, killing off six of seven penalties in the loss. This area will be crucial going forward with one of the team's best penalty killers in Marian Hossa, who's expected to be out for a bit.
4. Marian Hossa 'could miss some time.' After having just played two games without Artemi Panarin due to an illness, the Blackhawks may be without another top player for the foreseeable future. Hossa left Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, leaving the ice without putting much pressure on his left leg. When asked if it could be a long-term injury, Quenneville said "that's stretching it. Weeks. Not that long. ... We don't think it's serious, but (he) could miss some time."
5. Brent Seabrook sets career-high in goals scored. With two more goals on Saturday night, Seabrook established a new career-high in goals scored (10) after previously scoring nine goals in a season three times (2007-08, 2010-11, 2011-12). He's quietly having the best season of his career, and there are still 23 games left in the season.