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This really sums up Jonathan Toews' series to date.
The mighty Chicago Blackhawks have lost two games in a row—albeit Game 3's loss was colored with controversy—but they are on the verge of entering their first three-game losing streak of the season.
The Red Wings stole an important Game 2 on the road, and they kept momentum on their side during their Game 3 victory. The Blackhawks offense has been MIA for most of this series, and that has to be concerning for Joel Quenneville.
The two Patricks—Kane and Sharp—have combined for seven points, but Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews only have two points in three games. Top-line winger Brandon Saad has also been kept off the board against the Red Wings, and he has struggled throughout the playoffs.
Secondary scorers were huge for the Blackhawks during their series against the Minnesota Wild, but it has been stagnant against the Red Wings.
Viktor Stalberg, Bryan Bickell, Michael Frolik and Dave Bolland are pointless against the Red Wings, and that is something that will need to change if the Blackhawks want to win this series.
Aside from a third-period outburst in Game 1 in which the Blackhawks scored three goals, the offense has been stagnant. In Games 2 and 3, the Blackhawks scored a lone goal, while the Red Wings scored seven goals during that span.
The Red Wings' ability to generate offense while limiting the Blackhawks offense is the main reason why they are leading this series.
Other factors contributing to the Red Wings' success include limiting the Blackhawks' top players, playing shutdown defense and the tremendous play of Jimmy Howard.
Right now, the Red Wings appear to be in control, and they have a great chance at pulling off an upset.
Upset Meter: 55 percent