NASHVILLE – The Blackhawks have always put a premium on starting well. Considering what happened in Game 1, it was stressed that much more on Friday.
NASHVILLE – Peter Laviolette has been through enough postseasons to know how it feels the day after a long, arduous playoff game.
NASHVILLE – Coach Joel Quenneville said it was going to be an easy decision.
NASHVILLE — When Scott Darling got the call on Wednesday night, the emotions he felt were understandable.
“A lot of nerves, excitement,” he said. “Very similar to my first game.”
NASHVILLE — Corey Crawford finished a great regular season in which he was sometimes the reason the Blackhawks won games. On Wednesday, he lasted all of 20 minutes.