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3 Teams That Can Shock The Chicago Blackhawks In 2013-14

By Skylar Peters
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Mar 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg (center) is bleeding as center Jonathan Toews (left) and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (right) look on during the third period at the United Center. Anaheim won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

#2: Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks caused the Blackhawks lots of trouble in 2013, and they would love to do the same the second time around. In a regular season dominated by the Blackhawks, Anaheim swept their season series, winning all three games. Anaheim quietly sat in the shadows of the West, and cruised to the playoffs as the second seed. They were shockingly eliminated in the first round by Detroit, leaving lots on the table. However, this year is the final chapter in the legendary career of forward Teemu Selanne, so every game counts. Losing Bobby Ryan is a big blow, but with increased production from Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, paired with a largely underrated defensive core, the Ducks could be a dark horse.

The ‘Hawks and Ducks face off 3 times this year; December 6th, January 17th, and February 5th. Keep an eye out for a first or second-round playoff matchup between the two clubs.