Chicago overcomes slow start to beat Wild
For the last 2 days, the Blackhawks have sounded much like a politician trying to remember his talking points memo.
Since the team announced Jonathan Toews would be out until the playoffs, joining the injured Patrick Kane, the term "flip the switch" has come up in almost every interview every Hawks player has done.
As in, once the playoffs start, the Hawks need to be able to regain the form that won them the Stanley Cup last season. But reaching that level of play isn't as easy as, well, flipping a switch.
The Hawks flipped that switch a little closer to the "on" position Thursday night – albeit just a little – in defeating the Wild 3-2 in a shootout to snap their three-game skid before a crowd of 21,791 at the United Center.