By Brad Vandenberk
This game needs no introduction! The Chicago Blackhawks are on the ropes playing game 5 at home in the UC trying to stave off elimination, trailing 3-1 in the series. The Detroit Red Wings have stifled the Hawks’ offence, forcing frustration on the face of Jonathan Toews, who took 3 penalties in game four. It was time for the Hawks to show why they were the best team in the NHL through the regular shortened season.
Coach Q loaded up his line up and put Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp together. Marian Hossa found himself playing with Michal Handzus and Bryan Bickell. Andrew Shaw centered Viktor Stalberg and Brandon Saad. Dave Bolland was on the fourth line, not playing center but the wing alongside Marcus Kruger and Michal Frolik.