Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Final Four Is Set

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Even though last night could have been Game #7 between the Minnesota Wild and the Blackhawks the sweep gave the Chicago Blackhawks some rest, while the Eastern Conference had a Game #7 last night with the New York Rangers winning in overtime at Madison Square Garden and sending the Washington Capitals home once again.

The Chicago Blackhawks Western Conference Finals Schedule was released late last night as well as the Eastern Conference Finals schedule so now we know the combatants and the schedule for the fight to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Chicago Blackhawks were back at practice on Wednesday and they now need to focus on practicing perfect to get their shot at the Stanley Cup Finals instead of repeating last seasons painful Game #7 overtime loss at the United Center.

The stage and time is final set for the Western Conference Finals…and we have a bunch more days off! In the meantime here are some morning links to kick off your Thursday morning.

The Chicago Blackhawks look at the Rockford IceHogs prospects with a lot of them being on the radar next season (Blackhawks)

The Battle of dynamic duo’s in the Anaheim Ducks/Chicago Blackhawks series will make the Western Conference Finals Must see TV (Bleacher Report)

Andrew Desjardins returned to practice on Wednesday after missing most of the week with an illness (Second City)

The Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks series, By The Numbers (Hockee Night)

A Deeper look into the Western Conference Finals after reading message board materials (Hockey Buzz)

Antoine Vermette hasn’t hit the scoresheet a lot, but his confidence is gaining with every face-off win (CSN)

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How the Nashville Predators graded Roman Josi season in Smashville (On the Forecheck)

5 Things we Learned about the Minnesota Wild during their playoff run that ended in a sweep to the Chicago Blackhawks (Gone Puck Wild)

The Dallas Stars defensive forwards is a weakness when looking at advanced stats (Defending Big D)

It’s time for Barrett Jackman to move on (St Louis Gametime)

It’s just another early playoff exit for Alex Ovechkin (TSN)

Barry Trotz after last night’s overtime loss, Defeat is not your undertaker (Pro hockey talk)

Henrik Lundqvist really really loves playing in Game #7’s on May 13th (Puck Daddy)

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