Stanley Cup Playoffs

Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Keys to Game 2 Against the Edmonton Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Blackhawks are up 1-0 in their series in Edmonton against the Oilers. While having the lead is great we are not done yet!

It is going to take a collective effort to beat the Oilers in this series, and we can not afford to pass up this opportunity we have in game two. Tonight we have the chance to take a demanding two to zero lead in the series.

Just think about the type of control a two to zero lead would give the Blackhawks. They would only have to win one more game after that point, while Edmonton would still have to muster up three wins. I know that it might not be best to talk hypothetically like that, but at the same time, a win tonight is a step in the right direction.

Just look to the past when it comes to winning the first few games. The Blackhawks have only lost one playoff series after winning the first game, and that came in the western conference finals in 2014 against the LA Kings.

Enough talking about how important this game is to the Blackhawks’ success, every game is important. Now it is time to discuss how they are going to get their win. If you did not check out last game’s three keys maybe consider reading those first as the Blackhawks are going to need to play a similar game again if they are going to win.