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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Home Opener

By Keith Schultz
Apr 15, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates with Patrick Kane (88) after scoring a goal against St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (not pictured) during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. The Blackhawks won the game 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates with Patrick Kane (88) after scoring a goal against St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (not pictured) during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. The Blackhawks won the game 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are back at the United Center for their Home opener of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.  The United Center was a fickle place this season with the Hawks rolling off a whole lot of wins until March, and then they couldn’t win to help themselves at the U.C. losing some game so bad that they actually were booed once in the final 4 weeks of the season.

In the end the Hawks were 26-11-4 at home this year so in a season when they struggled on the road the Chicago Blackhawks really need to hold down the fort the next two game since they literally stole Game #2 in St. Louis Friday night. The Chicago Blackhawks in their current history have been pretty strong at home, but every year brings different challenges and the question will be what Blues team shows up in Chicago after their heart breaking loss.

The Chicago Blackhawks finally got bodies in front of Brian Elliott, and in the end a couple of pucks found the back of the net, but their task isn’t easy but it’s pretty simple in nature..net front presence.  Whether it’s Andrew Shaw, Artem Anisimov or anyone else, just get bodies in front of Elliott.

Here Are This Morning’s Chicago Blackhawks Links 

See and hear what Marian Hossa, Artemi Panarin and some other Chicago Blackhawks had to say after their crazy Game #2 win in St. Louis (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks won because of a rule that is a tough one to understand sometimes, but the didn’t win because of the Coach’s Challenge (Second City)

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Corey Crawford set a new Chicago Blackhawks record with his 46nd playoff victory Friday night (Committed Indians)

After his first playoff goal, Artemi Panarin says he’s adjusting to Stanley Cup playoff hockey (CSN)

One thing you can be sure of this time of year, Andrew Shaw is a clutch member of the Chicago Blackhawks (Tribune)

St. Louis Blues forward Troy Brouwer is lowering the boom on his former Chicago Blackhawks teammates (St. Louis Dispatch)

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Which NHL Free Agents will benefit most from a huge Stanley Cup playoff performance (Bleacher Report)

Nashville Predators Ryan Ellis had a huge night on both ends of the ice is the Predators Game #1 win in Anaheim (Predlines)

The offsides rule needs to meet up with technology and the speed of today’s game (Sporting News)

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The San Jose Sharks defense has shut down LA in their home ice for a 2-0 series lead (Puck Daddy)

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