The Chicago Blackhawks were probably down to a quarter tank on Saturday night, with the first six games of the road trip in but finishing with a back-to-back.

They played like a team refreshed from a week-long respite.

Niklas Hjalmarsson got the eventual game-winner in the first period and Antti Raanta collected his second victory in as many starts as the Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 at Arena. The Blackhawks wrapped up their Circus Trip with an impressive 6-1-0 record, their only blemish coming in Colorado.

The Blackhawks could see the road trip’s end in sight, and accordingly they left it all out there. Their start was tremendous, as they ripped the Coyotes for three goals in the first 11 minutes, 4 seconds of the game. Hjalmarsson capped it with his third of the season, which staked the Blackhawks to a 3-0 lead at the time.

“Great start. It could’ve been our best period to start a game all year,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “I loved the energy, loved the pace. We certainly had the whole flow in the second period and we were great third as well.”