Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville says the Blackhawks’ goal for the coming season is to be the most entertaining team in the NHL.
The Blackhawks have a chance to become a more entertaining team, Quennevresse said Monday on NHL Network’s “Headlines.”
The Hawks have been in the postseason since 2010.
They have made the playoffs each of the past two seasons.
The Hawks have won four Stanley Cups since 2010 and have been to the conference finals four times in the past five seasons.
The Chicago Blackhawks won the Presidents’ Trophy in 2015, and are now 10-4-3 in their past 11 games.
Quenneville said the Blackhawks are in the best shape of their careers.
They’ve won seven of their past nine games.
They’re 6-2-1 in their last seven and sit atop the Central Division and have clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Chicago Blackhawks’ coach Joel Quintelon on his team’s playoff success: “We’re playing the best hockey of our lives right now.
We have an incredible group of players and we have a great group of coaching staffs and management.
You’ve got to keep fighting for every little bit of it.”
The Blackhawks are coming off a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Quennevill said it was a huge win for the Hawks, who are 5-1-0 in their next five games.
The Blackhawks won a 2-1 decision in Game 3 on Saturday.
Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he didn’t think about the fact that the Hawks are coming to town for the playoffs because it’s not like they play in a place where they can go home.
Hoibergt said he thought the team had done a good job of putting the focus on winning.
Hoiberg, the first coach to win two Stanley Cups, said he wanted the Blackhawks to be a team that wins.
He said he was happy with the way the team played in Game 2 and said he’s excited about the way they’re going to go about it this year.
The Hawks are expected to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 on Monday night.
The game is expected to be played at 7 p.m. on the Comcast SportsNet Radio Network.
The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champion.
Pittsburgh won the Cup in 2012, while the Blackhawks won it in 2010.
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Sunday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Penguins won 3-1 on Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Chicago Flames 4-1 at American Airlines Center in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.