The Chicago Blackhawks answered their wake-up call last week as they registered three consecutive victories, including a 4-2 home victory over the Central Division-leading St. Louis Blues, in which they looked like the quicker and more talented team.
The Blackhawks are biding their time before the playoffs start. Since they have won two of the last four Stanley Cup championships, they know the most important part of the year still awaits them.
However, head coach Joel Quenneville would like to see his team take some more positive steps in the final week of the regular season. In addition to giving the team some additional momentum, it may give Quenneville some peace of mind as his team prepares for the postseason.