May 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik (12) controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in game three of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks - To Panic or not to Panic?


The Chicago Blackhawks are not strangers to falling behind in a series and coming out on top. They’ve done that once this post season already and even did that last post season against the Detroit Red Wings. The thing is, the Los Angeles Kings are a different team than the St. Louis Blues and Red Wings. Coming off a comeback win of their own in the previous series and out for revenge against the team that dethroned them last year, they have all the determination and momentum to make any lead a permanent one.

That makes the bad side of a 2-1 series record against L.A. seem even worse and the prospect of being in a 3-1 series hole terrifying. We know that the Blackhawks players and coaching staff are far from panicking, but they never feel like it’s time to panic. Blackhawks fans, on the other hand, have been known to panic over a week goal against, a bad penalty (or a sequence of them), a dreadful power play, or low faceoff percentages. We can usually pull ourselves together after a minute, but a 2-1 series deficit is a little more difficult.


Where are you on the panic scale?

1. We’re Dead

Survived But Dead

2. The word is Panic


3. Refuse to calm down

Dont Calm Down
4. Try to stay calm

Visualise Ocean
5. It’s not that dramatic

No More Dramatic

Where are you on the panic scale?

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  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    The Heart of the Champions Blackhawks don’t panic..they adapt and conquer! The coaches and players shall implement an innovative but simplistic strategy in attacking the Kings and in doing so, their methodologies shall propel Our Hawks 2that next level of hockey they know is instilled, of which Hawks fans know of what they speak cause we’ve seen that brand of hockey, albeit in a teasing fashion but beginning 2nite, those in attendance and those watching on TV will be reminded of who We Are–Lord Stanley Cup Champions, these are the Real Blackhawks