Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After a solid first period and most of the second, the Chicago Blackhawks didn’t cash in on their golden opportunities and now find themselves down 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals and now get back to their normal routine of playing every other day at a normal start time.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been in this position before as recently as last season’s opening round battle against the St. Louis Blues when they actually left St. Louis down 2-0 and came back to win the series in 6 games. The Chicago Blackhawks routinely lose the first game of the series on the road with the exception of the recent sweep of the Minnesota Wild, so look for the Chicago Blackhawks to be back firing on all cylinders tonight.
The one glaring weakness on Sunday afternoon was David Rundblad who actually looked to have settled down in the third period after a very shaky start to the series. Who knew we would miss Michal Rozsival so quickly or dare I say super sub the previous seasons in Sheldon Brookbank.
Tonight is a big spot for these Chicago Blackhawks on the road, and here are some morning links to kick off your morning.
Will the Chicago Blackhawks failure to add better D-man at the trade deadline be their ultimate demise? (Bleacher Report)
History is not on the side of the Chicago Blackhawks after losing Game #1 (Second City)
Stephen Johns breaks his arm and will be out for 4-6 weeks, so yes he’s not replacing David Rundblad (Committed Indians)
High on the Hogs, the season came to an end yesterday, but it was a successful campaign (The Committed Indian)
It only took one game for the Anaheim Ducks to test the Chicago Blackhawks defensive depth (CSN)
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Mike Babcock’s choices look to be either the Detroit Red Wings or the Buffalo Sabres (Pro Hockey Talk)
A look at Viktor Stalberg’s season in Nashville from a Smashville point of view (Predlines)
What position and player should the Minnesota Wild be targeting in this year’s first round of the NHL draft (Gone Puck Wild)
Reading in between the lines, local media in St. Louis makes it sound like Ken Hitchcock will be back behind the bench for the Blues (St. Louis Gametime)
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LET’S GO HAWKS!!!