Chicago Blackhawks: goals
May, 21, 2013
By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Scoring has rarely been an issue for the Chicago Blackhawks this season.
The Blackhawks ranked second in the league with 149 goals for (3.10 goals per game) and weren't shut out during the regular season. Their offensive ways continued in the first round of the playoffs as they averaged 3.4 goals in five games against the Minnesota Wild.
But after opening the Western Conference semifinal series with a four-goal output against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1, the Blackhawks' production has been slowed to a trickle in the past two games. They scored just once in Game 2 and again in Game 3 -- both resulting in losses -- and they were held to a total of two goals in a two-game span for the first time all season.
The Blackhawks acknowledged their slump on Tuesday, but they said they haven't lost faith in their ability to score.