In the latest edition of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast, CSN's Pat Boyle and Insider Tracey Myers talk about the team's lack of offense in Winnipeg, the struggling power play and the improved penalty kill.
Boyle and Myers also talk about lineup changes and provide healthy updates on Trevor van Riemsdyk and Tyler Motte.
Plus, Myers rates her favorite Western Canada stops on the Circus Trip.
Check out the latest episode of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast below:
The Blackhawks losing streak extended to eight games with an overtime loss in Carolina, but there were some signs of improvement with the team. Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss Jeremy Colliton going to the “nuclear option,” pairing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line. It seemed to work, but how did the other lines fare?
Plus, how close are we to seeing some calls made to Rockford and how important are the next two “winnable” games?
0:45 - Mindset of the team after their 8th straight loss
2:00 - Opposition getting quality chances against hawks goalies
4:00 - Toews and Kane playing on the same line
5:00 - Nick Schmaltz needs to take more shots
5:45 - Colliton's lines during overtime
8:00 - DeBrincat playing on a line with Kampf and Kahun
9:45 - Debrincat with more goals than Kane or Roenick through 100 career games
11:45 - How close are the Blackhawks to making some callups from Rockford to give the team a boost?
14:00 - Hawks get a chance against 2 other struggling teams in Blues and Knights
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Blackhawks Talk Podcast
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It felt like the Blackhawks' seven-game losing streak was going to end Monday night.
Cam Ward was stellar in net, the Blackhawks' offense started hot and Alex DeBrincat snapped his scoring drought. In the end, though, Monday's hot-start was for all for naught.
Despite holding a 2-0 lead in the second period, the Blackhawks were outscored 3-0 the rest of the game, falling to the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. The Blackhawks have now lost eight-straight games for the second-straight season (they lost eight-straight in February 2018).
While the loss hurts, there are several positives to take from Monday's game. Cam Ward was stellar in his first start in Carolina as a visitor.
Ward, who played for the Hurricanes in his first 13 NHL seasons, made 37 saves on 40 shots. The two regulation goals that he allowed came with the Blackhawks a man-down, however.
Ward also made a huge save halfway through the third period during a 4-on-4 situation, keeping the score knotted at 2-2.
Alex DeBrincat scored his ninth goal of the season to put the Blackhawks up 2-0. Not only was the goal DeBrincat's first since Oct. 25, but it also put him in exclusive company.
Monday was DeBrincat's 100th career NHL game; his 37 goals in those 100 games matches Artemi Panarin and Eric Daze through their first 100 games with the Blackhawks.
And while a loss is still a loss, the Blackhawks picked up a point for the first time since Oct. 28. There's always some positives, right?