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5 Reasons Why The Chicago Blackhawks Will Still Beat The St. Louis Blues

By Skylar Peters
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Apr 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman

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(7) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

For some Chicago Blackhawks fans, things aren’t looking good. However, the optimist inside us all says that the defending Stanley Cup champs won’t go down so easy, despite trailing the St. Louis Blues 0-2  in the Western Conference Quarterfinal series. Ahead of tonight’s match-up at the United Center, here’s five reasons why the Blackhawks won’t just come back, they’ll win the series:

#5: Chicago Has The Depth Advantage

The bottom-six has been the Blackhawks’ secret killer for several years now, and when matched up against that of the Blues, Chicago has the edge. Although we have seen limited production from the third and fourth lines so far players like Kris Versteeg and Marcus Kruger have been quietly chipping away at the Blues during both games. With Jeremy Morin likely to return to the lineup in Game Three, the Blackhawks will have an energetic bottom-six that is capable of generating offense, and could provide a series-changing goal or play.