The Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-12) ended their season with a loss on April 29, falling to the Buffalo Sabres (32-39-11) 3-2 in overtime in New York.
Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome scored in regulation, with Buffalo tying the game after each. Collin Delia closed the season in net for the second straight year, stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced in the loss.
Chicago's final record of 28-42-12 gave the team a final point percentage of .415 on the seasonthe lowest rate since the 2005-06 campaign (.396), according to NHL.com . Over the following two summers, the Blackhawks drafted Jonathan Toews and then Patrick Kane, the start of the route to the franchise's most successful era.
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox might be wishing their seasons were over as well, as they continue to stumble.
In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers (14-7) hammered the Cubs (8-12) 11-1 on April 29.
For the Brewers, Hunter Renfroe hit two of Milwaukee's season-high six home runs, Adrian Houser struck out six and scattered two hits over six shutout innings, ESPN noted.
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (1-2)who held Milwaukee to a run with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings on opening daygave up six runs, tying a season high, allowing seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
The teams continue their three-game series Saturday, April 30.
As for the White Sox (7-12), they lost to the Los Angeles Angels (14-7) 5-1 at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 29.
Tim Anderson had two hits for the White Sox, who have dropped 10 of 11, per ESPN. Anderson doubled in the bottom of the first and scored, but Chicago didn't get another hit until Jose Abreu singled with two outs in the seventh. Lucas Giolito (0-1) allowed three and five hits while striking out seven in six inningshis longest outing this season.
The teams clash again Saturday, April 30.