The Chicago Blackhawks' checking line has been holding their own offensively this season.
That's not surprising given that Viktor Stalberg, Andrew Shaw, and Bryan Bickell all have offensive upside. Those three have combined for seven goals and 18 points, but they're doing more than just providing some secondary scoring. "Good defense always leads to good offense," Shaw said. "We're just supporting the puck and battling for each other, and good chances have come from that. We have to compete in our own end and get pucks out. They can't score if they're not in our end. We just try to work on that aspect, and go to the net and get some dirty goals." That line's success has played a significant role in Chicago's hot 10-0-3 start.