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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Finish Line

By Keith Schultz
Apr 7, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) makes a save on a shot from St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera (12) during the overtime period at the United Center. St. Louis won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 7, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) makes a save on a shot from St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera (12) during the overtime period at the United Center. St. Louis won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks will play their 82nd and final regular season game of the 2015-2016 season tonight in Columbus.

It’s been a fun and very frustrating regular season to put it mildy.  We have had the AK-72 line take the Chicago Blackhawks offense over by storm and Patrick Kane go on a magical 26 game point streak and Artemi Panarin becoming a household name in Chicago. The Hawks have won 12 games in a row this season, and then they have gone on some streaks like they had in March where they struggled mightily.

The Chicago Blackhawks regular season that comes to an end will mostly forgotten if they go deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it could be remembered greatly for GM Stan Bowman not picking up a defenseman at the trade deadline when the defense has been the glaring sore spot all season long.

So tonight it all comes to an end, and we will see how many points Patrick Kane ends up with as he becomes the first American to every win the NHL scoring Championship.  We are hoping to see Corey Crawford in net tonight to get some practice before the playoffs begin, and hopefully above all else the Blackhawks that are injured are healing up before the playoffs begin.  Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend.

GM Stan Bowman talks about the salary cap implications for the Artemi Panarin bonus for having such a great season (Blackhawks)

Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw will both be missing the season finale on Saturday night due to injury (Madhouse Enforcer)

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Along with Panarin, Michal Rozsival is banking on a bonus after his play this season (Committed Indians)

St. Louis Blues are looking for home ice advantage, but they really want a Stanley Cup (CSN)

Like last year, the Chicago Blackhawks will open the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs on the road (Daily Herald)

Statistically speaking, Patrick Kane is heading towards his first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP (TSN)

More from Blackhawk Up

A quick look at the painful list of NHL Stars that are injured as the Playoffs are about to begin (Sportsnet)

The Dallas Stars rookies are making big strides in their first games this season (Blackout Dallas)

Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog‘s stock has fallen as a Captain in Av’s fans eyes (Mile High Sticking)

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Jimmy Vesey wins the 2016 Hobey Baker Award in his senior season (Puck Daddy)

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