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.”
“We knew going into this one it could be one of the toughest games of the year, and we had one of our worst performances” Chicago’s Captain Jonathan Toews said after the loss to Detroit on Sunday. What should the Blackhawks get Minnesota in return for the gift they gave Chicago Sunday? The Blackhawks ended up loosing their chance of making it in on their own to rival Detroit Red Wings. Only to have Minnesota defeating the Dallas Stars to lock Chicago into the eighth and final seed for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight year.