In what is becoming an all-too-familiar story, the Chicago Blackhawks lost a road game. They haven’t won a game since before the All-Star Game, and haven’t played much defense since then as well.
Brent Seabrook got the Hawks on the board first, but the Avs answered with the next two goals. Patrick Kane tied the game with a wicked backhand shot late in the second, but that was all Chicago could manage against Jean-Sebastian Giguere. Colorado scored three goals in the third period to run away.
Chicago wasn’t short-handed in the game, but they appeared to be on their three power play opportunities. The phrase “man advantage” no longer applies for the Blackhawks, who have scored only once in their last 15 power plays.
The six-game losing streak is the longest for the Blackhawks since the 2007-08 season. Their next game is Friday night in San Jose.