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Five Blackhawks Road Games Worth Traveling For in 2017-18

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NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 17: Young fans play street hockey outside the Bridgestone Arena prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 17: Young fans play street hockey outside the Bridgestone Arena prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 24: Fans make their way to the arena before Game Three of the Third Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 24: Fans make their way to the arena before Game Three of the Third Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Saturday March 3rd at The LA Kings

Who wouldn’t want to leave the “polar vortex” and go watch the ‘Hawks play in sunny California?  Plus, the games with the Kings always have some extra funny business involved because of their playoff history together.  Both teams have been hurt by the salary cap, but are still loaded in their own regard.

You can use your spare time to drive down to Venice Beach and check out the boardwalk.  Or you can check out the Griffith Observatory to see a breath-taking view of the city of angels.  Either way, you won’t have to worry about one of your neighbors moving your lawn chair out of a parking space you dug out earlier that morning.  Just make sure you bring the right suntan lotion.

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Bonus:  Sunday March 4th vs The Anaheim Ducks

You heard that right, a bonus game.  The next day, the Blackhawks play the Ducks at 1pm pacific time so you have plenty of time to make an evening flight.  Anaheim is only 40 minutes away from LA and the stadium is really nice.  I was in town when they played the Predators in the WCF this year and the atmosphere was electric.  Their goal song is a really cool punk chorus by Pennywise and there are tons of cowbells.  It’s kind of funny seeing fans be so optimistic after all those game 7 losses at home, but who’s counting?!?

Oh, and if you’re really crazy like me, you’ll think about seeing the Hawks play the Sharks in San Jose that Thursday, then make the five hour drive down to LA and Anaheim on Friday.  They should just let me fly on the team jet, right?

Thanks for reading everyone!  Please share any other games you plan on going to.

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