The Blackhawks lost in Vancouver 3-1 on Monday night.
Daniel Carcillo scored the only Hawks goal. Brandon Bollig and Viktor Stalberg skated on penalty kill duty. And Dave Bolland left after five shifts with a groin injury. And that’s… about it.
The Hawks went through the motions again, and escaped without a major injury. With nothing left to accomplish in the Western Conference standings, it might be time to see what some of the kids in Rockford can do with three games left on the schedule.
Thankfully, after an ugly first period on Saturday at the United Center, Corey Crawford bounced back with a fantastic performance. He allowed three goals against 32 shots, but was the only reason the Hawks didn’t lose the game by four or five. Considering the effort in front of him, a 3-1 final score wasn’t bad.