Quenneville’s men suffer another defeat on Sunday against Edmonton.
Having gone on a 24-game points streak, breaking both NHL and franchise records in the process, the Chicago Blackhawks fell to back-to-back losses on Sunday night, following a 6-5 defeat to the Edmonton Oilers.
The Oilers raced to a 4-0 lead after the first period at the United Center, and held off a late Blackhawks rally to ensure they ended a five-game losing streak of their own.
Chicago struck back with goals from Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa in the second period before Edmonton stretched their lead again, with Kane scoring his second of the night in the third to provide a nervy finish.
However, for Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville it was a second regulation loss in three nights, which now moves their record for the season to 21-2-3.
Quenneville will be hoping this isn’t a “post-streak hangover” as they look to bounce back on Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
In contrast, the good news for Chicago is that they remain at the top of the Western Conference despite a three-game winning streak for the Anaheim Ducks.
Watch highlights from the Blackhawks’ loss on Sunday night: