Hawks with three straight wins; lots of news lately

Things may be starting to look up again in Chicago, and I'm starting to get cautiously optimistic at this point. The Blackhawks picked up a win over St. Louis on Wednesday by a score of 6-1 (and the SCH Hawks Player Of The Game award goes to Patrick Kane) and then got a shoot-out win in Colorado last night, 2-1 over the Avalanche (And I'd give Kane the award in this one too). Patrick Kane had the lone goal in regulation for the Blackhawks, while he also scored in the shootout, and Robert Lang had the game winner in the SO. Patrick Lalime played great again, making 22 saves and earning another start for tonight's game in Phoenix. The Hawks now sit just six points behind the Avalanche for the 8th and final playoff spot in the West.

There's also been plenty of other news for the Blackhawks in the past few days: