The Chicago Blackhawks have hit a rough patch.
In the past three weeks, the Blackhawks have played in only four games. Of those four games they have taken only one point. To make matters worse they have dropped five straight and still have six games left on their road trip.
Aside from the math that makes up NHL standings, the Blackhawks have been defensively porous, goaltending has been shaky and their depth has been too quiet.
Yes, dark times can be ahead for the Blackhawks if they choose to sit by and accept mediocrity. But not these Blackhawks. They have the talent to climb out of this slump and regain the crown of No. 1 in the Western Conference.
These are the five keys to the Chicago Blackhawks' success down the stretch of this season.