Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Home Stretch

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! It’s finally April and we are in the home stretch with the finish line in sight! It’s been quite a roller coaster ride through the regular season with highs like the circus trip and lows like the Patrick Kane injury, but in the end all that matters is making the playoffs and having a shot at winning the Stanley Cup.  Here is a quick look at the playoff picture as of last night.

As you can see every point is crucial with the Hawks only a point out of 2nd place, but the Minnesota Wild are right on our coattails so picking up 2 points tonight against the Vancouver Canucks are old enemies would be huge in the race for a home ice advantage series in the first round of the playoffs.  Here are some Game Day links to kick off your Game Day!

Though the games against the Canucks don’t have the hatred of years past, there is still a lot of playoff implications on the line tonight (Blackhawks)

Patrick Kane’s timetable which we will hear on a regular basis until he returns has not changed or will it until again he’s on the ice (ESPN Chicago)

Yet, Joel Quenneville continues to hint at Good News regarding Patrick Kane and a return to the ice (Madhouse Enforcer)

Lemont Native Scott Darling is the Chicago Blackhawks Masterson trophy nominee this year (Second City)

The Chicago Blackhawks April Fools Bloopers were quite funny here is a clip of them (CSN)

More from Blackhawks News

Slava Voynov had surgery to repair his injured achilles tendon (NHL)

The Nashville Predators defenseman have shown all season long their versatility (Hockey Writers)

Three Keys to the Wild down the stretch…Pretty sure they all should just say Devan Dubnyk (Gone Puck Wild)

Should the St. Louis Blues rest Vladimir Tarasenko for the rest of the regular season and have him rested for the Blue playoff run (Bleedin Blue)

Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing on his violent cross-check in the New York Rangers game, the Jets playoff chances could be in the balance of that decision (Winnipeg Free Press)

Sidney Crosby scored his 300th career goal last night (Pro Hockey Talk)

The Buffalo Sabres tank job and how the GM praised everyone involved in it (Puck Daddy)

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