Whether you're a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks (Est. 1926) or the Columbus Blue Jackets (Est. 2000), each and every team in the NHL has a dark moment.
Every great shake in the league has a flip side. Consider the final game of the playoffs, when one group of guys gets to hurl their equipment into the air and cry tears of joy after making it to the top of the heap as Stanley Cup champions.
About 200 feet away, the losing team is forced to look on while a deep and painful sorrow grows in their guts.
Yes, for every winner, there is a loser. For every goal, there is a whiffed save. For every slick pass, a burned defender. For every champion, a player comes in second for the final time in his career.
Hockey is a game of parallels and lightning flashes, and every team in the league has a moment that defines the negative side of franchise history.
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