A Game #7 for all the marbles with the Chicago Blackhawks traveling to the Pond in Anaheim to take on the Ducks for the right to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Chicago Blackhawks in the Toews/Kane era haven’t made it to a whole lot of Game #7’s for all of the series they have been involved in. They have only played 3 with all of them going to overtime. They lost in Vancouver in 2011, they defeated the Red Wings in 2013, and they lost a heartbreaker to the LA Kings last year in the Western Conference Finals.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 6-6 All-time in Game #7’s with their only road win in 1965 in Detroit, but the great thing about this era of Chicago Blackhawks is that they like to end 50 year droughts.
The Chicago Blackhawk tonight don’t need to look at ancient history, but real recent history like Game #6 where they were the aggressors and the Anaheim Ducks were on their heels most of the night. The Hawks were flat footed in the opening period of Game #5 and it cost them the game, hopefully they learn from the past two games so they can come out and win a crucial Game #7 on the road.
In the salary cap era, the road team is 23-21 in Game #7’s including the Tampa Bay Lightning’s win at Madision Square Garden last night.
The NHL must be very excited about the possibilities of tonight’s game because it was orginially supposed to air on NBCSN, but the network has moved it to NBC for a Nationally broadcasted game (Nothing is really good on this time of year on Saturday night except hockey)
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The Hawks season gets extended to the Stanley Cup Finals or for the 2nd straight season the long hated summer begins with a Game #7 loss in the Western Conference Finals. I vote for the first option, and here is the viewing information for tonight’s game from the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Game Time: 7:00 (Puck Drop actually 7:20)
TV Listings:NBC, CBC
Radio Listings: WGN Radio
Live Streaming: NBC Live Extra
Radio Streaming: WGN RadioApp
How will you be watching Game #7 of the Western Conference Finals? I know I won’t be at the same location of last years loss when that puck bounced off Nick Leddy, It’s time to write some new history tonight!!!
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