Familiar territory for Quenneville

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Familiar territory for Quenneville

Climbing out of a deep playoff-series hole isn't new for the Blackhawks, who were down 3-0 to the Vancouver Canucks last year before losing in overtime of Game 7.

It's particularly familiar territory for head coach Joel Quenneville, and the similarities this postseason don't stop at simply a major comeback.

Back in 1999, Quenneville was the head coach of the St. Louis Blues who fell behind the Coyotes 3-1 in the series. They stormed all the way back to win Game 7 and advance. Granted, the cast of characters is much different. Jamal Mayers was a member of that Blues team and Shane Doan was with Phoenix at the time, but that's it.

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune does a nice job of looking at similar comments made by Quenneville in each instance and tracked down another former Blue to compare the situations. Check out his column by clicking here.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 1