The Chicago Blackhawks are on top of the NHL's Western Conference at the quarter pole of the 2013-14 campaign. Now the 'Hawks are entering a key stretch of the season—the team's annual November road trip.
This year's trek is an endurance test, to say the least. In the next 12 days, the Blackhawks will take on seven conference foes. Chicago will play every other day until the trip ends with back-to-back games.
The 'Hawks haven't played consecutive games away from the United Center all season, with the exception of their two-game swing through Florida. Now they pack for two weeks of room service and visiting locker rooms.
Here is a look at each road opponent, starting Tuesday night in Colorado.