(CBS) Trailing 3-1 in the Western Conference Final against the Kings, the Blackhawks have their backs up against the wall, and one thing is for certain.
This isn’t the team anyone around Chicago is used to watching play. Most notable are the senseless penalties the Blackhawks have drawn too often, with both Brandon Bollig and Andrew Shaw among those who have taken bad penalties away from the play as Chicago has dropped three in a row.READ MORE: Local Vaccination Sites Begin Administering Pfizer Vaccine To Kids Ages 12 To 15 Thursday; Some Sites Extend Hours
“You can’t let emotions get the best of you,” Blackhawks and NBC color analyst Eddie Olczyk said on the McNeil and Spiegel Show. “What happens is, there are guys on this team that don’t kill penalties, and they’re some pretty good players. And they sit there for long stretches, and we’ve seen this at times. I think that’s been one thing this team has been pretty good at for a long, long time, and that’s controlling their emotions and having discipline. But it has gotten away from them at times.READ MORE: Dive-In Prayer Service For End Of Ramadan Being Held At Aurora's Fox Valley Mall
“It’s selfish. Those are selfish plays where you just can’t make them. You can’t make them at this time of year.”MORE NEWS: Homeowners In Unincorporated Subdivision Fear Scheme Is Afoot For Elk Grove Village To Take Their Property; Lawmakers Deny It
So what’s the remedy for the Blackhawks? Listen to Olczyk’s full interview below to find out his solution.