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Top Five Arenas To Take A Chicago Blackhawks’ Road Trip

By Skylar Peters
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Apr 22, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks forward

Bryan Bickell

(29) is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenseman

Alexander Edler

(23) and goaltender

Cory Schneider

(35) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The United Center is considered one of the most rowdy NHL arenas. However, Blackhawks fans don’t necessarily live in Chicago, and the ones that do are looking to take their pride on the road. Whoever you are, we have the top five destinations to follow the Blackhawks to this winter.

Feb. 16, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Members of the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks engage in a scrum after a whistle in the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

  • #5: Madison Square Garden: New York, New York

MSG lands the fifth spot on our list mainly because of the city and facility, contrary to the trend of the team that plays there. The New York Rangers will definitely give the Blackhawks a run for their money this season, as the two teams haven’t met since landing superstar Rick Nash, and depth pieces in Mats Zucharello and Bryan Boyle. The Rangers play an old-time game,one that will be interesting to watch when matched up against the Blackhawks’ speed and skill.

New York also boasts the only remaining Original Six arena at Madison Square Garden. With the famous stadium undergoing significant renovations as of late, the amenities of a brand-new rink mix well with the classic feel of the pennants and dome roof. The New York fans never forgot how to get the place rocking, and a high-powered tilt between these two clubs would definitely require some earplugs.

Plus, if the Blackhawks don’t win, having the Islanders just eight miles away could probably give you your fix if you want to extend your stay by a few days.