The Chicago Blackhawks look a little lost on the ice as of late.
Losing two of their last three games—and looking horrible in all three of those—the Blackhawks need to improve on a few areas in order to return to winning form.
They won the first six games of the season in pretty dominant fashion—outscoring opponents, stellar defense and spectacular play by Corey Crawford.
But all of that has gone to the wayside; the Blackhawks have fallen off the map. Still leading the NHL with 16 points, the Blackhawks are struggling to score and failing to sustain enough offensive-zone pressure in order to set up.
Fatigue may be a big factor in why the Blackhawks have been playing so poorly the last few games, but it can't be an excuse with a tight 48-game schedule. Teams have to find a way to battle through fatigue and injuries—otherwise they may miss the playoffs.
These are the five areas that need improvement for the Blackhawks to get back on track.