Blackhawks Return to the Ice
By Todd McClamroch in News on Feb 28, 2006 2:00PM
The Chicago Blackhawks return to the United Center ice on Wednesday night versus the Nashville Predators. The National Hockey League took a break so many players could represent their countries in the Winter Olympics. This weekend Sweden earned the Gold, Finland the Silver and the Czech Republic took the Bronze medal while the States come home empty handed.
The break was badly needed for a Blackhawks squad that had lost five of their last six games. In those games, they were outscored a combined 14 goals to 24. It will have been a month since they played a home game in Chicago as their six games in February were all played on the road.
The Blackhawks kick off March with three home games this week against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, Vancouver Canucks on Friday night and the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Their travel schedule is light for March, with 10 of the 15 games being played at the United Center. With little more to play for then pride we would like to see them win some home games in hopes of keeping from finishing last in the Central Division.