The Chicago Blackhawks are facing a big weekend as they prepare for Friday night's contest with the New York Islanders. The 'Hawks have a lot to play for in back-to-back nights in front of the home fans.
Chicago opened the 2013-14 season with a win, followed by shootout and regulation losses. The season is just over a week old, but a 1-1-1 mark is still nothing to write home about.
Despite the 'Hawks just getting the season under way, this is shaping up to be a weekend where four points would really hit the spot. Here are some reasons why Chicago should take a must-win attitude into this back-to-back weekend.