Anyone Up for a Road Trip?

The Chicago Blackhawks kicked off their nine game road trip on Tuesday.  The Hawks will spend just under twenty days away from the United Center before they return home to face the St. Louis Blues on February 19.  Lengthy road game series are common in the NHL, and have been a point of concern in recent negotiations for the possible NHL realignment.

This road game stretch will bring the Blackhawks to the ice with:

TUE JAN 31, 2012 BLACKHAWKS CANUCKS 9:00 PM
THU FEB 2, 2012 BLACKHAWKS OILERS 8:30 PM
FRI FEB 3, 2012 BLACKHAWKS FLAMES 8:00 PM
TUE FEB 7, 2012 BLACKHAWKS AVALANCHE 8:00 PM
FRI FEB 10, 2012 BLACKHAWKS SHARKS 9:30 PM
SAT FEB 11, 2012 BLACKHAWKS COYOTES 7:30 PM
TUE FEB 14, 2012 BLACKHAWKS PREDATORS 7:00 PM
THU FEB 16, 2012 BLACKHAWKS RANGERS 6:00 PM
SAT FEB 18, 2012 BLACKHAWKS BLUE JACKETS 12:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks will travel to 9 cities between Jan. 31 and Feb. 18.

The Blackhawks do not have a good road game record this season, losing 11 of the 21 Away match-ups before this road trip began.  On their last sizable road trip back in November, the @NHLBlackhawks only tallied three wins of the six game series, falling to teams they will meet again in these next two weeks on the road.

November Road Trip: Nov. 16 – Nov. 26

WED NOV 16, 2011 BLACKHAWKS CANUCKS 9:00 PM FINAL CHI (5) – VAN (1)
FRI NOV 18, 2011 BLACKHAWKS FLAMES 8:00 PM FINAL CHI (2) – CGY (5)
SAT NOV 19, 2011 BLACKHAWKS OILERS 9:00 PM FINAL CHI (2) – EDM (9)
WED NOV 23, 2011 BLACKHAWKS SHARKS 9:30 PM FINAL  CHI (0) – SJS (1)
FRI NOV 25, 2011 BLACKHAWKS DUCKS 3:00 PM FINAL CHI (6) – ANA (5)
SAT NOV 26, 2011 BLACKHAWKS KINGS 9:30 PM FINAL CHI (2) – LAK (1)

While the Blackhawks will have a few days to return home and recoup in between some of these games, this road trip is going to be a challenge for the Chicago team, who until recently held the No.1 one spot in the Western Conference, but have since fallen to No. 6.


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