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Blackhawks powerless against rivals

Chicago's special-teams woes particularly painful when causing a loss to Canucks

Updated: November 7, 2011, 1:59 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

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 Chicago Blackhawks returned from a father-son weekend in Florida looking as though 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 ...

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