The Chicago Blackhawks lost the first two games of their epic playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, which is a pretty rocky start for their Stanley Cup defense.
Here, we take a look at the NHL's recent lack of repeat champions and why the Blackhawks are not alone when it comes to facing a tough road when it comes to winning a second consecutive title.
This year's Stanley Cup Playoffs feature a number of great matchups, including an original six meeting with Boston and Detroit, the Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets, and Steven Stamkos making an impact for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Those are all great, but here we take a look at the three best series you need to see.
When the 2014-15 season begins in Nashville there will be somebody other than Barry Trotz calling the shots behind the bench for the first time in franchise history.
The team fired Trotz on Monday after a decade-and-a-half with the team, a run that made him the longest tenured coach in the NHL.
Who takes over the top spot with Trotz out in Nashville? We have the list right here.
We already know that winning the Presidents' Trophy isn't a curse, but is Patrick Marleau really a playoff choker? No, he's not.
And Jonathan Toews' playoff performance doesn't really elevate that much over his regular season performance.
Here, we talk about that and more.