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Note To The Blackhawks: Don’t Forget Game #2 Against The Red Wings Last Year

By Keith Schultz

May 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) looks for the puck in front of Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula (51) during the second period in game five of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Since we had a very great history lesson in the first round of the playoffs with the Blues repeating their history with a creepy game by game repeat of  2013.  The Blue didn’t learn from history, and they are off to the golf course while the Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild.  Now it’s the Blackhawks turn to not repeat history, with Game #2 in their sites.

Let’s look back to Game #2 which I remember well since I planned a long break to watch the game since it was a weekend early afternoon game and I had to work, and guess what Sunday’s game is an afternoon affair from the United Center.

Secondly, the Hawks pulled away from the Red Wings in Game #1 scoring 3 goals in the third period which made a tightly contested battle look like a blowout.  Last night after blowing a 2 goal third period lead, Patrick Kane put on Showtime and the Hawks scored three times in the third period,  and the Blackhawks skated away after a Bickell empty net goal with a 5-2 win but the game was far closer than the final tally.

Now looking at the afternoon game the Hawks look lethargic and the Red Wings capitalized late in the game and stole home ice from the Blackhawks with a 4-1 road win, and what everyone had predicted as a short series turned into a 7 game slug fest with the Blackhawks having to make a dramatic comeback down 3 games to one to advance in the playoffs.

Looking to Sunday afternoon can the Hawks learn from history!! Come out playing Blackhawks hockey and someone for goodness sake check Clayton Stoner and put him in his place.  Everyone has predicted a short series, but if the Hawks don’t show up tomorrow afternoon they could be in for their own tough history lesson!  Show up Sunday and Learn from History don’t be doomed to repeat it.

What do you think? Game #1 was close the Hawks need to keep the pedal down for 60 minutes Sunday!!

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