The Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks unintentionally repeated their Game 2 pattern in Game 4: a multi-overtime game, a flight out within 10 hours of that game’s end and a quick prep for the next one.
Antoine Vermette’s frustration with his Game 3 scratch was apparent the following day.
1. Solve Freddy. Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen has been very good this postseason. He has only allowed three even-strength goals by the Blackhawks in more than 236 minutes.
The Blackhawks’ top four defensemen’s minutes kept creeping up as the game wore on: 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes and, for one, nearly 50 minutes.
After a lengthy layoff, we're officially one day away from the Blackhawks and Ducks hitting the ice for Game 1 in Anaheim. The two teams squared off three times in the 2014-15 regular season — the