The Blackhawks find themselves in a very familiar position. Yes, they’re off to another conference final, their fourth appearance there in the past six seasons.
Marian Hossa was flashing that mobility, the strength and the hands that, when he’s healthy and at his best, are such staples to his game. Not feeling those 35 years at all, right?
1. Keep Anaheim off the power play. The Ducks scored a franchise-record six power-play goals in their shellacking of the Vancouver Canucks a couple of nights ago.
The Anaheim Ducks’ latest successful run started innocently enough here on Dec. 6, when they once again edged the Chicago Blackhawks. Up to that point they were already doing pretty well.
The Anaheim Ducks have given the Chicago Blackhawks a headache for the better part of two seasons.