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Chicago Blackhawks’ Top 5 All-Time Scariest Opponents

By Matt Barbato
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Apr 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA;Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

3. Pavel Datsyuk 

Pavel Datsyuk could star in a horror movie that shows him just dangling and stick-handling around defenders and goaltenders for two and a half hours. It would draw better reviews than The Ring. Nothing horrifies goaltenders more than Datsyuk with open ice. Datsyuk takes no prisoners and undresses goalies regularly.

Datsyuk haunts plenty of other teams around the league, but he has saved some of his best moments for the Blackhawks. Datsyuk’s 49 points against Chicago are the fifth-most in his career against a single opponent. Datsyuk also tends to rip the hearts out of the Blackhawks. He has scored six game-winning goals, which is his second-highest total of game winners against a single team.

Pavel Datsyuk is scary good. The Blackhawks are fortunate he won’t be tormenting them much in the Eastern Conference.

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