Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 10/20/11
A look at the Blackhawks by the numbers, as they stand after Tuesday night's win against the Coyotes. 15: The number of shots the Hawks blocked Tuesday night, which is a little higher than it was last year. This is only a good thing. The Hawks were cutting down lanes and making it impossible to get pucks to their net. Can't get scored upon that way. Last year, the Hawks were either out of position, or just not determined enough to get into those alleys. That led to shots getting through, and rebounds and scrambles that their undersized defense weren't really equipped or all that interested in clearing. We only saw one or two of those last night. Better yet, a few forwards got in on the act, meaning they weren't dropping too deep in their zone and were closing on the Coyotes point men. While it's too early to say the Hawks smothering defensive game is back, at least it's headed that way. -2: The combined CORSI rating of Dave Bolland, Bryan Bickell, and Michael Frolik. This isn't unco...
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