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Blackhawks, Kings trying to adjust to in-season coaching changes

Blackhawks, Kings trying to adjust to in-season coaching changes
Published On: Sun, Nov 18
May 17, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (19) moves the puck against the Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) during the first period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Kane remembers how successful the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings were a few seasons ago.

"Yeah, for a while there, it was like ourselves and L.A. were the teams to beat in the West," the Blackhawks forward said Friday.A 

But times have changed for the Blackhawks and Kings, who won a combined five Stanley Cup titles from 2010-2015.A 

They each have a losing record this season, and after in-season coaching change are adjusting to a new approach and system while trying to make headway in the standings. Doing both at the same time is the challenge.

"Kind of going through a little bit of a different phase for us as organizations and franchises," Kane said before the Kings defeated the Blackhawks 2-1 in the shootout at United Center. "They're trying to turn it around with a new coach there. Same with us."

The Kings, who are in last place in the Pacific Division, are 6-12-1 following their 5-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday. The Blackhawks, sixth in the Central, are 7-8-5 heading into their game against the Minnesota Wild at United Center on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; NHLN, WGN, FS-WI, FS-N+, NHL.TV).A 

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