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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- One More Day

By Keith Schultz
Apr 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) looks on during a stoppage in play against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) looks on during a stoppage in play against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks 2016 Stanley Cup playoff campaign still has one more day to wait before it kicks off in St. Louis.  I feel like as Blackhawks fans we now just tolerate the regular season and really can’t wait until it’s the middle of April and the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to do something that hasn’t been done in the NHL for almost 20 years now, and that is repeating as Stanley Cup Champion.  The Hawks were one overtime bad bounce goal off Nick Leddy away from closing in on that task two years ago, and now the task seems tougher this year with the inconsistency the Chicago Blackhawks have shown most of the season.

One thing is for certain both teams will have question marks health wise when the playoffs kick off, and even if they do have a full roster some of those players will have some rust having sat out some games due to injury.

The one player that isn’t injured but will miss Game #1 is Duncan Keith of course who has one more game left on his 6 game suspension for swinging his stick into the face of Charlie Coyle.

There is only day left before the fun begins in St. Louis and here are some morning links to kick off your Tuesday morning.

Watch and hear what went on at Chicago Blackhawks practice on Monday with the return of some injured Hawks (Blackhawks)

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Here is a look at Patrick Kane historic season by the numbers (Committed Indians)

Artemi Panarin locked up all his bonuses with a super strong end to the regular season (CBS Chicago)

The Chicago Blackhawks health is returning at the best possible time right now (CSN)

The Blackhawks did make a roster move sending Bryan Bickell and Dennis Rasmussen back to Rockford while calling up David Rundblad (Tribune)

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Why Trevor van Riemsdyk is the X-factor on the Chicago Blackhawks defense this playoff run (NHL)

The St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen says he’s good to go for Game #1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs (St Louis Post-Dispatch)

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If you missed it this weekend, Alex Ovechkin hit 50 goals for the 7th time in his career (Stars and Sticks)

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