CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks usually don't make much of a splash at the NHL Trade Deadline.
They didn't this season either, and the reason might be the guy wearing No.29 for them.
Bryan Bickell, a 6-foot-4, 233-pound power forward, has again transformed into a different player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, giving Chicago the same boost some teams get from deadline acquisitions. After a disappointing, injury-marred regular season, Bickell is again a major factor for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
He had a goal and two assists Sunday in a 4-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild at United Center in just the latest example.
Bickell has points in five straight playoff games and has scored goals in three straight. His production is a big reason Chicago leads the best-of-7 Western Conference Second Round series against the Wild 2-0.