The Blackhawks circus trip wraps up Saturday night with a game versus the Stanley Cup-defending Los Angeles Kings.
But first, the Blackhawks played the Ducks in Anaheim on Friday afternoon, and beat them handily, 4-1.
Chicago might have stumbled their way through October, but they're rounding into form nicely in November, going 8-5-0 and outscoring opponents by an average of 3-2 (42-28), including 25 in their past six games. On the extended Western Conference swing, Coach Joel Quenneville hasn't been hitting the line blender quite as frequently. The line of Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg, and Brad Richards have really clicked in particular - racking up the point...
The Flyers are 0-2 in shootouts this season, but at least now they're finally getting points.
The Flyers squandered a late game-tying goal by Jakub Voracek with their second straight shootout loss, this time to the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 at home on Tuesday. It's their fourth straight loss, bringing their record to 0-2-2.
The Chicago Blackhawks (30-8-11, 1st in Central) haven't always "played sixty" this season. Much of the time, their talent and offensive skills have carried them through to wins - or at least points.
However, the Blackhawks are just 4-1-5 in their past 10 games, and they are coming off Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss versus the Avalanche. Friday, they will be facing the high-flying Ducks (36-8-5, 1st in league), who are on a 7-game winning streak -- and who absolutely obliterated the Canucks 9-1 on Anaheim ice Wednesday night.
There's no kind words to describe what happened in Anaheim last night. The only players not to record points were Cam Fowler...