Blackhawks search for answers on offense, PP


The Chicago Blackhawks scored 155 goals in 48 games this season, second only to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It must be flabbergasting that they have only scored three times over four contests against the Detroit Red Wings in their second-round series, then.

The team seemed peeved after Game 4’s 2-0 loss, yet there still seems to be a belief in their talents.

Even after losing his cool on Thursday, Jonathan Toews’ reactions were pretty upbeat, as the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus reports.

“We played our tails off. We did a lot of good things. We just didn’t find the back of the net,” Toews said. “Something’s got to give. We’re too good a team, too much talent. For as hard as we’re working, something’s got to go our way.”

Corey Crawford agreed, noting that the team hit three posts and just didn’t seem to get the bounces.

Most specifically, their seems to be some angst about the team’s power play, which is 1-for-12 in the series (with the only goal coming via a 4-1 victory in Game 1).

Patrick Sharp simply told’s Tracey Myers that it is “brutal” while Duncan Keith seemed downright exasperated according to Lazerus.

“I don’t know what you want me to say,” Keith said. “Same thing every time. It’s not good.”

“It’s not working.”

Whether it’s making alterations or hoping for better puck luck, Chicago needs to turn things around right away. At least they seem pretty optimistic that it can happen, though.