The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to prove that a team that can’t play defense can make the playoffs. The Hawks are two points out of a wildcard spot in the West and are being carried by three-time Cup winners Patrick Kane (38 goals) and Jonathan Toews (61 points), and the young combo of Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome. But they also have allowed a league-worst 227 goals against. If Chicago continues to stay in the postseason race, expect more high-scoring, exciting and sloppy games.
Chicago Blackhawks bank on Patrick Kane-led offense putting them in playoffs
About the Author: Mike Augello
Michael is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and has been covering the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, the National Hockey League and American Hockey League since 2009.