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Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Offense Missing In Loss

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 29, 2014 2:30PM

2011_10_6_blackhawks_logo.jpg Anaheim 1, Blackhawks 0
It doesn't matter how many times you put the puck in play if you can't score. The Blackhawks outshot Anaheim 38-25 at the United Center Tuesday night but Ducks goalie John Gibson turned away every shot he faced while his Blackhawks counterpart, Scott Darling, allowed a shorthanded goal to Devante Smith-Pelly at the with 8:28 remaining in regulation. Anaheim improved to 8-2-0 on the season while the Blackhawks (5-3-1) have now lost three of their last four contests.

With a couple exceptions, the Chicago offense has yet to get untracked in the early start to the season. Through nine games the Hawks have scored 22 goals; they scored 24 through the same time frame last season. While the Blackhawks power play has long been one of this team's Achilles heels, the inability to put the puck between the pipes at even strength could be cause for concern if it continues.