By Michael Calvert
After a second heart-wrenching overtime loss in St. Louis, the Blackhawks find themselves down two games to none in a series that could easily be 1-1 or two games to none in the ‘Hawks advantage.
There were times in Saturday’s Game 2, much like the first game, where the Hawks looked listless and others where they looked dominant. I suppose this could have been prophesied as they looked rather lethargic to end the season.
1st period: On the scoreboard the 1st period went to the Blues easily. The Hawks actually out-shot St Louis 11-9 but ended the first period down 2-0. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Blues, Brent Seabrook, Chris Porter, David Backes, Game 2, Michal Rozsival, St. Louis, Vladimir Tarasenko
By Brad Gardner
After playing 112 minutes of hockey in Game 1, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks returned to overtime in Game 2. The Bruins took the decision on a Daniel Paille goal at the 13:48 mark of the first overtime session, knotting the Stanley Cup Finals at one game apiece.
Both goaltenders continued their strong play in the series. Tuukka Rask earned the win with 33 saves on 34 shots and was especially important in the first period, when the Blackhawks outplayed the Bruins throughout the opening period and finished with a 19-4 advantage in shots. Read more
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Tagged Adam McQuaid, Blackhawks, Boston, Brandon Bollig, Bruins, Chris Kelly, Corey Crawford, Daniel Paille, Game 2, Michal Handzus, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Stanley Cup Finals, Tuukka Rask, Tyler Seguin, United Center
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks responded on a rare playoff back-to-back, taking a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory. The Blackhawks drove Jonathan Quick from the Kings’ crease in the second period, hitting the game’s first four goals and outskating their opposition for the second night in a row.
The Blackhawks came out firing when the game began and turned a nice play by the third line into the game’s first goal. Brandon Saad held the puck in the Kings’ zone along the boards and made a pass to Viktor Stalberg. Stalberg made a pretty backhanded pass to a streaking Andrew Shaw, who beat Jonathan Quick for the goal just 1:56 into the game. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook, Bryan Bickell, Conference Finals, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, Game 2, Jonathan Quick, Kings, Los Angeles, Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Mike Richards, Patrick Sharp, Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Tyler Toffoli, United Center