Chicago Blackhawks: Dominik Kubalik leads the way at home

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The Chicago Blackhawks made it a mediocre homestand thanks to some heroics from one of the depth scorers on the team, Domin2ik Kubalik.

When you think of the top scorers on the Chicago Blackhawks, you probably think of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. If you start to think of some depth scoring you would think of Alex DeBrincat or maybe even Brandon Saad. It is time to start realizing that Dominik Kubalik deserves to be mentioned amongst the best players on this team. His two goals against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night led Chicago to a big 4-2 victory.

The win made it a .500 homestand. They won the first and last games of the stretch and dropped the middle two. Kubalik remarkably scored in all four games. That is impressive for the rookie as he tries to learn to be consistent in the NHL. He is now up to sixteen goals which are good for second on the team, only behind Kane. This guy has the potential to stick around and be a very good player for the Blackhawks.

It is not ideal that the Blackhawks only collected four out of eight points on the homestand but it is better than nothing. Going into the week, none of the four teams were above the playoff line which made it feel like a very important stretch. The Blackhawks might not be going to the playoffs but they are still somehow in the mix in the Western Conference, despite being in the last place of the Central Division.

Robin Lehner was very solid in net coming back from injury. He made 35 saves on 37 shots for Chicago. He has been solid for Chicago this season at both even strength and on the penalty kill. There is no doubt that he is going to get a very good contract for himself once the offseason rolls around. The Blackhawks have some interesting decisions to make with their goaltending but for now, Lehner can keep playing well for them.

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Now, the Blackhawks are going to hit the road for a few games. In fact, they are going to spend the week north of the border in Canada. They are going to have road tilts with the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, and Toronto Maple Leafs in that order. You can say that each on gets harder as they move along so getting the Canadien road trip off to a good start is important. Hopefully, this big win against Anaheim propels them into being confident enough to do so. They have a couple of days off before getting back into it on Tuesday night in Ottawa.