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Enhanced Box Score: Coyotes 6, Blackhawks 4 – January 6, 2022

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks needed a “get right” game after losing their last five games in-a-row. Silly me for thinking that tonight against the Arizona Coyotes, the worst team in the league, a team that is last in the NHL in goals per game, a team that is last in the NHL in goals allowed per game, a team that had just two wins at home this season, a team that is 31st on the penalty-kill and 30th on the powerplay, a team that can’t pay rent, would be the team for the Blackhawks to “get right” against.

Chicago loses tonight, 6-4, in a game where the worst penalty-killing team in the NHL since November 7, allowed the Coyotes to have five poweprlays. They converted on two of them.

I really don’t know what else there is to say about this Blackhawks team right now, especially after losing to the Arizona Coyotes the way that they did. It’s almost like these Blackhawks can only play when they have to respond to a multi-goal deficit. Down 0-2, they tie the game. Down 5-2, they pull within one goal. It’s infuriating.

They are now losers of their last six games, going 0-3-3 in that stretch and allowing 21 goals in their last four losses. They are 11-18-5 this season, falling to 10-9-3 under interim head coach Derek King. His honeymoon is over in Chicago.

Kirby Dach scored a baseball goal, that was cool.

MacKenzie Entwistle, a former draft pick by the Coyotes in 2017, scored on a nice feed from Jonathan Toews. That was cool, too.

Speaking of Toews, he scored the 5-3 goal, giving him his fifth goal of the season and seventh point in his last nine games. That was also cool.

Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome connected for the highlight goal of the game and probably one of the best in league this season. It was a moment that made you think the Blackhawks could pull something out, you know, against the worst team in the league.

Chicago is next in action on Saturday night as they continue their three-game road trip, heading to Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights.

Find the full box score here.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.