Blackhawks powerless against rivals


CHICAGO -- It’s one of those games that might be easy to dismiss in early November, even with its exposure of a lingering problem, if not for the nemesis that dismissed them.

The Blackhawks returned from a father-son weekend in Florida looking as if they fell asleep by the pool without sunscreen. Though they were 1-1 in the Sunshine State, they looked infinitely better than they did in the listless 6-2 loss sustained at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks upon their return home Sunday night.

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