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'Enough's enough': Blackhawks running out of ways to explain poor starts

'Enough's enough': Blackhawks running out of ways to explain poor starts
Published On: Mon, Dec 03
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

The Blackhawks have been talking about starting on time for a while now. It's putting them way behind the 8-ball because they're not just going down one goal. They're giving up two or three in a short amount of time, and it's snowballing.

It happened again on Saturday night in Nashville after allowing three goals in the opening 4:11, marking the sixth game in a row the Blackhawks have failed to score first. And they're running out of ways to explain why that keeps happening.

"I dona€™t even know how to explain," Jonathan Toews said following a 5-2 loss to the Predators.A "I feel like wea€™re talking about it, wea€™re aware, wea€™re trying to have better starts. I dona€™t know how to explain that one tonight. I dona€™t know if ita€™s lack of effort again or if ita€™s just mistakes that we cana€™t be making, but we seem to correct the course the rest of the game. I think ita€™s a bunch of different things. So wea€™re trying to figure it out and continue to try our best to have better starts. Ita€™s clearly whata€™s hurting us lately. "

Duncan Keith was so frustrated about what was developing that he let his emotions spill over after taking exception to a hit he didn't like from Miikka Salomaki that got him ejected.

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