The Blackhawks are off to their worst start since the 1999-2000 season when they went 0-4-4-0 in their first eight games. And it went from bad to worse on Sunday.
Less than 24 hours after the Detroit Red Wings were routed 6-1 by the winless Montreal Canadiens, the Blackhawks were run out of their own building for their sixth consecutive loss and booed off the ice on a night the home sellout streak ended at 535 games. The Arizona Coyotes are the only other team without a win this season, and the frustration is growing by the second.
"It’s a horrible feeling," Jonathan Toews said following a 6-3 loss. "I don’t think there are many guys who have been through anything like this before, especially to start a season."
The Blackhawks were able to take away some positives in their previous two games, whether it was a strong defensive effort or a special teams unit that continues to have success. They couldn't do that after Sunday's performance.
It was a deflating loss, and head coach Jeremy Colliton looked as dejected and disappointed as ever.