Blackhawks Hit New Milestone in Latest Franchise Valuation

Blackhawks Hit New Milestone in Latest Franchise Valuation

Chicago came into the season with massive expectations once again as they have the same core for the most part including Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews who have become synonymous with Chicago hockey but they need some help as they haven't been producing at the clip we are used to seeing and as such the team has suffered and haven't been as consistent as they had once hoped for.

Wednesdays 6-2 loss to the Capitals was the Blackhawks fifth consecutive loss, and they remain out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Washington closes its season-high, five-game homestand Friday against the New York Rangers. Goalie Laurent Brossoit, who gave up five goals - including four in the third period - in his most recent start, stopped 29 shots.

"It's amusing. Me and Tom have a chat today and said, 'Let's set up Backy.' And we did and he scored a goal", Ovechkin said. "They're having some pretty good production right now".

Nicklas Backstrom, who had a goal and two assists, Wilson and Alex Ovechkin, who scored his National Hockey League leading 21st goal, tallied in a span of 3:28 in the second half of the first frame. The Capitals top-line contributed seven points on the three goals. "When we got down, they just seemed to feed off it".

Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Weal, Dale Weise and Michael Raffl also scored for the Flyers, who were on an 0-5-5 run before Monday. Ovechkin scored shortly after to signal an abrubt end to Forsberg's night.

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Lance Bouma pulled one back for Chicago before the period was out. The Senators have scored more than two goals in just one game during this skid, and they've been shut out in back-to-back games after a 5-0 loss at Winnipeg last Sunday.

During the first period, Backstrom patroled the Capitals' offensive zone as Tom Wilson dished the puck to Alex Ovechkin.

"Maybe it looked like we had some looks there, but the quality of our chances, the volume of our shots hit (Holtby) right in the chest", Quenneville said.

Washington has won seven of its last eight against the Blackhawks. The last Chicago win at Washington was January 10, 2006, a 4-3 overtime win for the Blackhawks. Capitals RW T.J. Oshie (upper body) did not play.

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