On Saturday the NHL reopens for business and the Chicago Blackhawks will be highlighted on NBC as they go up
Blackhawks loose a heartbreaking game Tuesday 2-1 in overtime to the No.1 Vancouver Canucks. It was a tough fight for Chicago getting the ending they were not hoping for. “It’s tough to lose that one, we had a lot of momentum going into OT,” Crawford said. “I don’t think anyone would have believed we’d climb back into a Game 7 — and it could have just as easily gone our way. It was a great battle by our team, other than that, I don’t know what to say.”
Before Thursday and Tuesday it did not look so good for the Blackhawks who were trailing the Canucks 3-0 in the first round playoff match up. Chicago was on their last leg but there is a whole new view on this series now at 3-2 and going back to Vancouver to play the sixth game on Sunday night. “After three games, you would have thought that we were in their heads,”Canuck’s Roberto Luongo said. “Now all of a sudden it’s 3-2 and people suggest the opposite.”
The Blackhawks have taken their last two games into overtime. They lost the first but won the second, giving them three points for their extended play. Chicago has two games left, both against their much hated rivals the Detroit Red Wings. Friday’s game being played in Motown and Sunday’s game being played at the Madhouse on Madison. Patrick Sharp graced the United Center with his presence coming back from an injury. Chicago has been waiting in anticipation for Sharp one of their leading scorers to get back on the ice.
Marian Hossa scores his first goal as a Hawk against his former Red Wings team. It could be one of his biggest goals this year, Chicago was sitting in the final spot for the playoffs until the Hawks beat the Wings in Detroit Monday night. With the Chicago Victory in overtime the Hawks now have 90 points. “We had to find away to win the 2 points counts.”