Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Marching To Philly

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans.  The Western Conference standings are so incredibly tight from first place to the first team looking into the playoff picture that every game from now until the regular season is over is going to have a playoff feel at least in the standings.

As the Chicago Blackhawks march into the City of Brotherly Love, they have one mission and that is to pick up 2 points and finish off this short road trip with 4 out of 6 points and win in 2 cities that won’t be witnessing the playoffs while taking care of their own business.

The problem facing the Chicago Blackhawks is that they have only played one good period in their last 6 but that one period was good enough for a victory.  The Blackhawks have been relying on defense and the very solid play of Corey Crawford to win games lately which sounds like a playoff design not what we have come to expect from the Blackhawks during the regular season.  It’s been working and we probably get to see it again tonight in Philly.  Here are some morning links to start your Gameday.

The numbers games looks at which numbers are skill and which ones make up lucky numbers (Blackhawks)

High on the Hog looks at the week that was with Rockford Ice Hogs and how Peter Regin had a really good week leading them to victories (The Committed Indian)

Jonathan Toews reached the 500 point plateau Monday night, here is a look back at his great career so far with the Chicago Blackhawks (Committed Indians)

NCAA prospect watch looks at the Chicago Blackhawks prospects that will be competing for the NCAA Championship (ESPN Chicag0)

Corey Crawford’s preparation is paying off in a big way for the Chicago Blackhawks (CSN)

The Predators beat the Canadiens and are back to their winning ways (Predlines)

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Why Matt Duchene should be one of the leaders in Colorado (Mile high Sticking)

The Florida Panthers playoff hopes took a tumble with their loss to in state rivals the Tampa Bay Lighting (Pro Hockey Talk)

A look back at the history of trading the #1 pick which no one appears to be doing this year with the high expectations of Conner McDavid (Grantland)

The Hamburglar is on one of the most historic runs ever by a rookie goalie (NHL)

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