Blackhawks Are In

It seems all of the fingers being crossed for the Blackhawks payed off Sunday.  They lost to the Red Wings earlier in the day 4-3, which would have gauranteed them a spot in the playoffs.  But the Wild had to do the work for Chicago beating the Stars 5-3 taking them out of reach of overtacking the last spot.

“You go from the feeling of having the idea that your season is over and you’re not going to know what to do with yourself for the next couple of months to Minnesota playing a great game and giving us a chance to play in the playoffs again,”

Chicago will go up aganst the Canucks in the first round of the playoffs.  The Canucks are the No.1 seed giving them home ice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver for the first two games, they will be played Wednesday at 9pm and Friday also at 9pm.

“It wasn’t an easy season, it wasn’t as smooth as it was last year, but we’re here,” Toews said. “I think all you need to do is get in. Whether you are 1 or 8, it doesn’t matter. You still got to win four games to advance.” Toews said.

The Canucks will then come into Chicago April 17th and 19th for two games at 7pm.  Then back to Vancouver where it is alternating home ice for the last two games.

“We know playing against Vancouver we got be special and got to be great,” Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville said. “Anything can happen this year. Everybody is close, all the teams are basically comparable.”