Mar 9, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) takes the puck into the Buffalo Sabres zone during the third period at First Niagara Center. Blackhawks beat the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The Blackhawks have a big week ahead of them if they are going to win the Central Division or at worst secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Blackhawks have three games this week two within the Central Division and one former Division member.
The week starts out with the biggest game of the week with a huge road game with the Colorado Avalanche. The Hawks are 1-1-2 against their new divisional rival, yet if you throw out the first game the Blackhawks have been pretty dominate except for the final score. The Hawks can put some separation and breathing room between them and the Avs with a road win in Denver.
The Hawks second game of the week is Friday night at the United Center against the Nashville Predators. The Predators are a boring team with jerseys that are unbearable to see and now they are at the bottom of the Central Division. They did beat the Hawks handily in Nashville earlier this season so there is always that footage for coaches to show the Hawks if motivation is an issue.
The week ends back on NBCSN with the Hawks taking on the Red Wings at the United Center. Detroit is a borderline playoff team in the East with them holding down the 8th seed but they are really banged up and like last season are struggling to score goals. The United Center last saw the Red Wings in Game 7 with Brent Seabrook sending them away for the summer, so although the game won’t have that kind of intensity you know everyone will be ready to chant DETROIT Sucks!!!
What game are you excited about the most this week?
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