At least there was drama on Sunday evening.
The Blackhawks gave up the first goal for the tenth straight game.
They went down 2-0 for the third straight game.
They rallied to tie the game at two for the third straight game.
Max Domi and Shea Weber scored 91 seconds apart in the first period to give Montral a 2-0 lead. But the Hawks battled back.
Patrick Kane broke a personal scoring drought with his 14th of the season – and it came on the power play.
The goal game with 59 seconds left in the period with assists from Alex DeBrincat and Brent Seabrook.
Kane was visibly fired up after scoring the goal after what had been another underwhelming period for Chicago. The Hawks finished the period out-shooting the Habs 10-7.
Kane tied the game at 12:55 into the second.
Dominik Kahun and Erik Gustafsson were credited with the assists on Kane’s second of the night.
Chicago had a 22-15 shot advantage after 40 minutes.
With the game tied, the Hawks got six straight minutes of power play time early in the third period. Tomas Tatar went off at 1:58 and, as his penalty was expiring, Jordie Benn went off for a double.
The Hawks did nothing with the six minutes of would-be advantage.
Brandon Saad then went to the box and Connor Murphy, in his first game of the season, joined him. Montreal had 55 seconds of a two-man advantage that the Hawks successfully killed in the middle of the period.
Chicago had two more power plays later in the third that also came up empty.
But it was Tatar, who spent six minutes in the box, who scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes left in regulation. The Hawks tried to rally again but came up short.
Murphy skated 16:46 in his return and was credited with four shots on net, three hits and one takeaway. Brandon Manning only skated ten minutes in the game.
Kane skated “only” 21 minutes in the game but put a team-leading eight shots on net. Jonathan Toews skated 24:48 and won 13 of 20 faceoffs.
Andreas Martinsen skated a team-low 6:08 and was somehow minus-two. He was credited with three hits, though…