Lehner and Corey Crawford will finally get to see who is the better man as this series will likely come down to who out-plays who.
In any other year, a No. 12 seed wouldn’t extend a season but as the 12th seed this year, the Chicago Blackhawks will face the hosting and high-powered No. 5 seeded Edmonton Oilers in a best of five qualifying round series
The Hawks have been struck and staggered by inconsistency and that unwanted quality made an appearance once again during their five-game road trip through Canada.
With numerous records achieved, along with three Stanley Cups atop his resume, the door to the Hockey Hall of Fame is wide open for #88.
When you look at it, it’s a miracle that Chicago is currently a game above .500 with a snowball’s chance at a wild card spot in the Western Conference.
After struggling to find their footing in October, the month of November represented hope and promise for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Is there hope on the horizon for the Hawks? The month of November will be very challenging with the conclusion of a four game road trip to start the month.
A lot of work needs to be done before the Hawks are back in the NHL’s upper echelon, but at this season’s end there is hope that something good lies at the other end of the rainbow.
Entering the home stretch of the regular season we haven’t seen the Chicago Blackhawks get a second wind, its been more like the Hawks have been gasping for air.
An 8-2 record in their last 10 games, along with a recent seven-game win streak, suggests that the Hawks are suddenly primed for a playoff run.