Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Wild Series Dead Ahead

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! For the second consecutive season the Chicago Blackhawks will face the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the playoffs, and this will be the third consecutive season that the two teams have met up in the playoffs.  This is exactly what the NHL was looking for when they changed the playoff format to get teams within the division to play in the playoffs and create rivalries. The Chicago Blackhawks have won both series but both series were extremely close with Game #6 last year an instant classic with Patrick Kane doing a Patrick Kane thing to end the series. This year the Wild looked to be down and out and missing the playoffs until the trade that changed their season and fortunes with the arrival of Devan Dubnyk. He settled down the one position of weakness for the Wild and they finished the 2nd half of the year with one of the best records in the NHL.

This will be a dog fight to the bitter end and the Chicago Blackhawks will need everything in the arsenal working to get four victories this season. Here are some morning links to kick off your work week!

The Chicago Blackhawks showed off their unrivaled Star Power in their Game #6 victory over the Nashville Predators (Bleacher Report)

The Chicago Blackhawk overcame all of the things to get past Nashville in Game #6 and advance to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Midway Madness)

The series is over, but before looking ahead we look back at the numbers of the Chicago Blackhawks/Nashville Predators series (ESPN Chicag0)

When the chips are down never worry, because the Chicago Blackhawks talent will always win out (Second City)

The Chicago Blackhawks are in really good shape moving forward against the Minnesota Wild IF They are just warming up! (Sun-Times)

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The Montreal Canadiens finally got rid of the pesky Ottawa Senators and move on to the 2nd round of the playoffs, sending Ottawa to the golf course (A Winning Habit)

A very fast whistle (which has really plagued the playoffs early on) costs the Ottawa Senators a game tying goal (Pro Hockey Talk)

From Anaheim, why the Anaheim Duck should be the most feared team left in the Western Conference (Pucks of a Feather)

The winners and losers of Sidney Crosby’s decision to play for Canada in the World Championships (Puck Daddy)

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