Every coach in the National Hockey League will say the same thing Joel Quenneville mentioned this morning.
"You're top guys, we expect them to be our top players. That's always what makes the ship work and go," Quenneville said.
Right now, that ship is off-course.
"(I) defintely want to score some more goals and put up some more points. Sometimes it feels like you're creating the chances and getting the chances, but it's not going in. I gotta find a way to do that," said Patrick Kane, who added he needs to get to the middle of the ice more often.
He's among the core guys -- along with Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson -- that can put the Blackhawks back on the playoff map.