What is happening to the Blackhawks is a common question that has been asked almost all season. The Blackhawks seem to have collapsed completely on themselves and that is not the worst part of it. The Blackhawks have also fired a very good and tenured coach earlier this season in Quinnville in hopes that it would cause some improvement, but it did not. Now the Blackhawks are left trying to figure out what the next step is as the talent is not as good or competitive as what it has been in years past.
The when playing on the road have only managed to get 8 wins on the year and dropped 14 games on the season. The Blackhawks offense has been able to score 3.00 goals a game on the road, but when playing on the road the defense is giving up 3.96 goals a game.
The Minnesota Wild find themselves in the middle of the playoff picture as they are bouncing back and forth with the Dallas Stars for the third place in the Central and a win over the Blackhawks here could really help the Wild out. However, it really depends what happens on Friday night as to how well the Wild are going to be able to do on the season as the Wild are a team that has been bouncing all over the place and do have a good balance for the offense and defense.
When playing at home the Wild have been able to post a 13-9-2 record. The offense for the Wild has been able to score 2.96 goals a game at home, but the defense has given up 2.72 goals a game.