clock menu more-arrow no yes

Three Takeaways

Takeaways from each Blackhawks game.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ Game 1 win against Oilers

Two defensive pairings are going in different directions and the power play was... great?

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 6-2 victory over Sharks

Chicago scored two power play goals and Alex DeBrincat is now a playmaker?

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to Blues

Drake Caggiula played with heart and passion and the power play continues to decimate this team’s playoff chances.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ split vs. Oilers, Red Wings

The Blackhawks extended their winning streak to four games before maddening loss.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 6-2 win over Ducks

Adam Boqvist and Dylan Strome played key roles in Chicago’s four-goal second period.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 3-2 shootout win over Panthers

Chicago continues to lose steam throughout games, while the defense needs to step up to help a dominant Corey Crawford.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-2 win over Lightning

Dominik Kubalik scored a hat trick and Corey Crawford kept Chicago close during the second period.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 6-5 loss to Blues

Chicago scored three power-play goals in a game for the first time this season, but defensive breakdowns led to a loss.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 2-1 OT win over Predators

Corey Crawford made 42 saves in a crucial game with Erik Gustafsson out of the lineup ahead of the NHL trade deadline.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 6-3 loss to Rangers

Adam Boqvist struggles defensively for a second straight game and Dominik Kubalik notches his 25th goal of the season.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ weekend split vs. Flames, Jets

Chicago needs more from its top-six forwards, but found a good third line.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ losses to Oilers, Canucks

Chicago still isn’t capitalizing on the power play or with other opportunities, and Patrick Kane is doing the most for this team.

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks’ 5-2 loss to Jets

Power play woes, Nick Seeler’s solid debut and a stellar first period effort that was wasted.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ back-to-back OT losses against Wild, Bruins

Kirby Dach continues to shine and the power play is gaining momentum.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 3-2 SO win vs. Coyotes

Kirby Dach was impressive centering Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. Plus, Adam Boqvist showed off some nifty 1-on-1 defensive skills on Taylor Hall.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to Panthers

A few soft goals and a late comeback that fell short cost Chicago two points before the All-Star break.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ wins vs. Maple Leafs, Jets

Brandon Saad’s return and Chicago’s ability to bounce right back after goals against were key in their weekend sweep.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ wins vs. Senators, Canadiens

Slater Koekkoek and Olli Maatta elevated their game, the penalty kill shined and Chicago stumbled upon a new first line.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 4-2 win vs. Ducks

Chicago’s second period was fantastic, Dominik Kubalik ascends into the Calder Trophy discussion and Robin Lehner made 15 high-danger saves.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-2 loss to Predators

Adam Boqvist struggled defensively, Alex DeBrincat scored a much needed goal and Dominik Kubalik continued to surpass expectations.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 2-1 loss to Flames

Chicago struggled to keep puck possession with 14 giveaways and the penalty kill continued to impress.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 4-2 win over Red Wings

Dylan Sikura deserves to stay and it’s time figure out the power play.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-3 win against Flames

Patrick Kane moves up the franchise record books again, Dylan Sikura has a strong game and Robin Lehner stays hot.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 3-2 shootout victory vs. Blue Jackets

The Dach, DeBrincat and Strome trio worked well and Olli Maatta is not the problem.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-2 win over Islanders

Dennis Gilbert, Dylan Strome and weird forward lines.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ ‘embarrassing’ 7-1 loss to Devils

Chicago was outscored 4-0 in the second period, couldn’t convert on the power play and continued its losing ways prior to the holiday break.

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-3 win against Avalanche

Chicago won for the first time when trailing after the second period, early goals continue and the penalty kill is actually good.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ back-to-back split vs. Avalanche, Jets

Duncan Keith hasn’t missed a beat, 4-for-4 penalty kill and an opportunity for Dylan Sikura to make a positive impact.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ weekend split vs. Blues, Wild

Chicago blew two multi-goal leads, but was able to grab a win in the second game.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-2 loss vs. Coyotes

Dach looked strong all game and the power play is starting to click, but Arizona was gifted way too many scoring chances at 5-on-5.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-1 loss to Golden Knights

Chicago struggled in the final 40 minutes.

3 takeaways from Blackhawks’ shootout loss to Coyotes

Jonathan Toews is going again and the power play needs a new quarterback.