There is no denying that the performance put on by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals was nothing short of amazing. Putting up two goals in 17 seconds to win the series makes for a movie worthy plot.
But if there is one thing we all know about the Blackhawks it is that they are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve and top themselves. Saturday night, the Hawks seized another opportunity of this magnitude by scoring two goals in nine seconds.
Finding this type of sweet spot out on the ice can be tough to do, but the Blackhawks have done it twice within a year. This indicates that these clutch goal-scoring streaks are not a product of mere luck, coincidence or right-place right-time antics. These occurrences show the true talent that is at the heart of this team.
The Blackhawks have so much potential for greatness within them. This is something that they proved last season in the most eloquent of ways by surpassing the longest winning streak in NHL history. Going on to win the Stanley Cup was just all a part of the forward momentum generated that season.
So what drives the Blackhawks to such success? Momentum. It is the momentum that they somehow magically conjure at a moment’s notice to score those two goals and to win those games consecutively.
It is the momentum that is not only pleasing to the fan base because it yields astounding wins, but it is something that makes the team just plain fun to watch. I may be biased, but I have more fun just watching the Blackhawks on and off ice than I do with any other NHL team — or any other professional sports team for that matter.
The Blackhawks undoubtedly have something special, and it would be foolish to not acknowledge that much. But at this point it is up to the team itself to maximize on the chemistry they have and utilize that in propelling their forward momentum.
The Blackhawks can very well secure a consecutive Stanley Cup title this season. It is just a question of whether or not they understand the role they all must play if that blessed dream is to be.