Chris Boden and Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers preview the biggest storylines leading up to the Blackhawks-Red Wings' second round playoff series - 5/14
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Different day different venue as well as the Blackhawks moved into the United Center who knows how much longer the Bulls be playing in here if at all so this is the Blackhawks house right now series finally opening on Wednesday and some lineup questions perhaps the dressed. After Tuesday's practice one guy in it appears another guy's still around. EM Michael hand too so obviously he missed practice today -- yesterday crucial Quenneville said he is in so whatever the maintenance was apparently just another day. Victor stubborn that is the big question mark right now another day wearing that symbolic weight Jersey which means he means you're not the top -- Line -- did not want to address at the Yankees kind of your health questions you Quenneville and when bill's message basically was be ready you know because obviously he could play. I would be stunned if it didn't but there's no doubt that you know he's trying to get more out Stallworth and he. He needs he needs to challenge so Tracy still believing that -- stubborn over there in the lineup we'll see it happen if I'm wrong come out Wednesday night we don't Patrick -- gonna be in the lineup but one of the story lines here is that. Over the last eighteen games last three postseason since he won the Stanley Cup in Philadelphia 2010 just one goal for number 88 to is that a big problem for you. I don't know -- just considering how he played the first round I thought he played very well and obviously. Patrick Sharp was beneficiary of a lot of his handiwork so I know and Davies is -- I don't worry too much about Patrick -- -- -- going up against a team that's obviously he's done. Pretty well against in his career and sad thing with the rest of the Blackhawks the intensity the drive it's gonna come with facing a Red Wings I think his game is he's going to be that much higher so -- I'm not worried. Interesting storyline about the special teams and these two clubs Detroit's power play was clicking as the Anaheim. While the Blackhawks penalty kill was perfect vs Minnesota. Meantime Detroit's penalty kill is struggling so is the Blackhawks power play in terms of Detroit's power play though course they got the big -- there in front. And this is a step up from what we saw against Minnesota. No there's no doubt I mean you look at the skill and and what the -- -- what he had Red Wings have compared to the wild in the wild and been struggling on the power play I think even before. The playoffs began but no there's no doubt there's no comparison of the two teams as far as the power play ability of the Red Wings so -- But that's gonna have a test here with their penalty kill now one of the biggest problems I'd side with them against that Minnesota was they were taken penalties that really weren't like them. Really going to the box way too locked himself they need discipline first and foremost against Detroit you don't see that power play just don't -- -- We finally regained it talked about in terms of vote 24 hours away less than that right now. Is he doing sixties since the clincher against Minnesota with Tracey Myers I'm Chris boat.