Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Keys to Game 1 Against The Oilers

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Dominik Kubalik, Chicago Blackhawks

Dominik Kubalik #8, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Today, the Chicago Blackhawks will play their first Stanley Cup Playoffs game, since 2017, against the Oilers. Here are the three keys to winning Game 1.

The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2017. It’s been three long years but, the Blackhawks have an interesting history of success out of interesting situations. Just look back at the 2013 shortened season and the success they found there!

If the Blackhawks can be half as good in the playoffs as they were in the 2013 shortened season, there’s a lot to be excited about. The important thing is not getting ahead of ourselves and thinking they’re better than they are. We made that mistake, as fans, in 2017.

Taking Chicago at face value is better than expecting a Stanley Cup in 2020. Of course, I believe this team can go all the way and win, but they have a lot of work to do. It’s important to take it period-by-period before we get out of hand as fans.

Still, thank God hockey is back and the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be one for the ages. It all starts today!

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