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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links-Cinco De Mayo

By Keith Schultz
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Happy May 5th or Cinco De Mayo and oh by the way happy playoff Game day! The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Minnesota tonight to kick off Games 3 and 4 from what should be a very loud and enthusiastic Xcel Energy Place.  The Minnesota Wild tried to play fast in Game #1 and lost, and tried to trap and lull the Chicago Blackhawks in Game #2 and lost, so it will be interesting to see what the Game plan is for Coach Mike Yeo tonight on home ice in front of their own crowd.

One thing that has been a very pleasant sight has been the Chicago Blackhawks offense emerging in the 2nd round.  They have scored first in both games and they have made world beater Devan Dubnyk look pedestrian at times when they have gotten in close beating the stellar Minnesota Defense.  One of the keys tonight has to be score first and get the building out of the game early which won’t be easy, but if the Chicago Blackhawks stars keep playing at such a high clip there’s no reason not to expect more early goals from them in Game #2. Here are some morning links to kick off your Gameday.

The Chicago Blackhawks have been leaning on their stars, and look to them again tonight as the scene shifts to Minnesota (Blackhawks)

Spaceman Spiffy.  Patrick Kane picks up in the playoffs where he left off in the regular season (Hockee Night)

Andrew, Andrew, and Marcus are providing a lot of spark for the Chicago Blackhawks on the 4th line (CSN)

Fortune Teller tells us why it will not be likely that the Chicago Blackhawks will be eliminated anytime soon in these playoffs (The Committed Indian)

The Chicago Blackhawks stars are proving their worth once again in these playoffs (ESPN Chicag0)

Jonathan Toews is a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award (Madhouse Enforcer)

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Frederik Andersen is having a breakout playoff season for the Anaheim Ducks (Pucks of a Feather)

Above all else in St. Louis Bluesland, Vladimir Taresenko is the #1 priority (St Louis Gametime)

Through 2 games is the Minnesota Wild defense or Devan Dubnyk to blame for the 0-2 deficit (Hockey Wilderness)

Braden Holtby outduels Henrik Lundqvist to win Game #3 in Washington (Pro Hockey Talk)

Ray Shero, Lou Lamoriello and the end of the New Jersey Devils as we knew them (Puck Daddy)

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