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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Eight!

By Keith Schultz
Mar 27, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) celebrates forward Teuvo Teravainen (86) goal against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) (not pictured) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Chicago Blackhawks won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 27, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) celebrates forward Teuvo Teravainen (86) goal against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) (not pictured) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Chicago Blackhawks won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fnas! The Chicago Blackhawks won a tight game late last night in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks and in doing so they clinched their 8th straight Stanley Cup playoff appearance.

The Chicago Blackhawks have will have appeared in the Stanley Cup playoffs every season of the Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane era except their rookie season, and of course they have qualified in every season that Joel Quenneville has been behind the bench for the Hawks.

The thing about Q that you have to like is that he loves winning.  Even back in the day when he was behind the bench for the St. Louis Blues it was always about winning, but he never found postseason success until he arrived in Chicago.

Now we have the combination of one of the winning coaches in the NHL with the greatest Captain in the league today with one of the best scorers to hit the ice night in and night out in the NHL.  This combination is extremely lethal with already 3 Stanley Cups on the resume and banners hanging from the ceiling of the United Center.

The question is will this years 8 mean back to back Stanley Cup titles or will it just be a number in a consecutive years streak.  Remember the Hawks have qualified for the playoffs 61 times in franchise history, but only 6 times have they been able to complete the journey.  Will this team be able to do it? April and May will sure let us know soon enough.  Here are some morning links to kick off your work week.

The game was a lot tougher than it should have been, but in the end the Blackhawks won 3-2 in Vancouver to punch a ticket to the playoffs (Blackhawks)

What were the good, bad, and ugly from the Chicago Blackhawks win in Vancouver on Sunday night (Puckin Hostile)

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Chicago Blackhawks prospect Nick Schmaltz has been very good for the University of North Dakota as they advance to the Frozen Four (Committed Indians)

Listen and see what Andrew Ladd and Trevor van Riemsdyk had to say about the Blackhawks win on Sunday night (CSN)

What are the chances of every team around the NHL winning this years NHL Draft Lottery (Bleacher Report)

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The Nashville Predators can clinch a playoff spot with a win Monday night over the Colorado Avalanche (Predlines)

Next: Kane/Crawford or Bust

Nail Yakupov requested a trade from the Edmonton Oilers this season (Puck Daddy)

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