Well, this one is quite obvious.
The Blackhawks were shut out through the first two games and scored three goals the entire series. Their lone even-strength goal came from … Dennis Rasmussen.
Credit goes to the Predators for keeping Chicago frustrated but, holy hell, what a flatline from that offensive unit.
When you have two players who finished with more than 70 points in the regular season — one of of which is the reigning Hart Trophy winner — you expect to be able to generate a little bit more offense than that.
For all the incredible playoff performances and clutch goals that Patrick Kane has had on the way to three Stanley Cup victories, the Blackhawks’ top forward has scored one goal in each of the team’s last two playoff showings.
He obviously didn’t get much help but Kane is the pillar of that offense, so when he’s shooting 4% and failing to generate, that team is in trouble.
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