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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Goals for Game 5

By Josh Brink
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Apr 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) chases after the puck against St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (top) , defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) and goalie Ryan Miller (39) during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

After completing the first 4 games in this best of 7 series, the Chicago Blackhawks and their fans have experienced some emotional hockey endings. Maybe a little too much emotion for some but hockey fans should be used to this. It is the NHL Playoffs, where anything can happen because it’s the cup. Besides the Corey Crawford shutout of the Blues in Game 3 all the other games have had to extend to the overtime periods to decide a winner. After the first two games were played in St. Louis the Blues pulled out to a 2-0 lead in the series but the Chicago Blackhawks battled back to even up the series on their home ice. With a crucial Game 5 tonight I would like to focus on the 5 goals for Game 5. If the Chicago Blackhawks want to win a game on the road during this series and eventually the series as a whole, these are the things they will need to do in Game 5.

Throw puck at net

We have seen it time and time again throughout the first several games where teams post up in front of the goalie and just throw shot after shot at the net in a frenzy. With a majority of the goals coming in this fashion, it’s something that seems to work well. The Chicago Blackhawks don’t always have to be accurate with their shot attempts, it only takes one puck to deflect off a stick or leg and throw the goalie off on his save.