Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Happy Memorial Day!

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans and Happy Memorial Day!  First off before we talk about anything else, Please let me thank all of the service men and woman that protect our great country, and let’s not ever forget all of those that have paid the ultimate price so that we can live in a free country.  Without your sacrifice none of this would ever matter!  Yes we talk about the Chicago Blackhawks and this group of players have become some of my favorite players of all-time, but it’s everyone that has ever worn a uniform of our armed forces that are my heroes!

Let’s not forget that the Chicago Blackhawks history is based on the armed forces.  The original owner of the Chicago Blackhawks Fredric McLaughlin fought in World War I in the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Division of the United States Army.  The members of this Battalian called themselves the Black Hawks in honor of the Saux Indian Chief that sided with the British in War of 1812.

Today, the Chicago Blackhawks honor military veterans past and present at the beginning of every home game as they stand next to the Anthem Singer Jim Cornelison during the National Anthem.

Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks will be facing the Anaheim Ducks on their home ice in a pivotal Game #5! Here are some morning links to kick off your Memorial Day Festivities.

If you missed the highlights yesterday, here’s one last look at a crazy third period and a great effort by Antoine Vermette to seal the overtime victory (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks could still use some scoring touch from the usual playoff performer Bryan Bickell (CSN)

The hits keep on adding up for Bickell, but the scoring that usually is strong in the playoffs has not appeared yet (ESPN Chicag0)

The Western Conference Finals is like the jelly of the month club, the gift that keeps on giving (Bleacher Report)

More from Blackhawks News

Nashville Predators  restricted free agent Cody Franson is hopeful that the Toronto Maple Leafs will give him a look (Score)

Ben Bishop bounced back in a huge way with a shutout and the New York Rangers are pushed to the brink again (Pro Hockey Talk)

The New York Rangers went all-in on the Entourage thing last night, and guess what it didn’t really help them that much (Puck Daddy)

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