Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Playoff Bound Again

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks secured another Stanley Cup playoff spot last night by beating the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks as a whole like me have been spoiled since the arrival of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, because this year we feel like the team has struggled for most of the season with the exception of the month of December. Yet when you look at the Chicago Blackhawks season is stacks right up there with their recent seasons.

The Blackhawks for the 5th time in 6 seasons have over 100 points and if you throw out the rookie season of Toews/Kane they have made the playoffs every year since the changing of the guards season.  Jonathan Toews was named Captain in 2008 and since then the Blackhawks haven’t missed the playoffs now that’s a team making the right call about their leadership.

The Blackhawks now have 5 games with 2 of them against the St. Louis Blues to pass their divisional rivals and grab home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, an advantage that the Toews/Kane era has taken full advantage of in the past. Here are some morning links to kick off your Victory Friday.

The game recap and highlights from last night as the Chicago Blackhawks punched their playoff ticket (Blackhawks)

Which Free agent should the Chicago Blackhawks be targeting this offseason (Bleacher Report)

No Patrick Kane, No pain as of yet for the Chicago Blackhawks as they make the playoffs again (Hockee Night)

The Chicago Blackhawks signed Tanner Kero a college free agent yesterday and is headed to play in Rockford on ATO  (Committed Indians)

Teuvo Teravainen is showing new confidence playing on the Chicago Blackhawks fourth line (a line with 2 goals last night) (CSN)

Breaking down the Eastern Conference every shifting playoff possibilities and forecast (Pro Hockey Talk)

More from Blackhawks News

Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli were the two big acquisitions for the Nashville Predators at the trade deadline.. How are they doing in Smashville (Predlines)

The Colorado Avalanche are now shifting their views to draft lottery odds (Mile High Sticking)

A huge question for Minnesota Wild fans, Which Thomas Vanek will the team see in the playoffs? (Gone puck Wild)

The Florida Panthers Non Traveling Mullet promotion. (Puck Daddy)

Predicting and Breaking down the first round of the NHL Playoffs (Grantland)

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