For the Blackhawks, Game 2 was a waiting game.
Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville hinted after Game 5 that Scott Darling would still be his starter. On Friday, he confirmed that.
Corey Crawford joined a few other teammates for an optional practice at Johnny’s IceHouse West, working to rekindle his game that fared so well through most of the regular season.
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.
DETROIT -- Growing up in Valparaiso, Ind., Jeff Samardzija felt far more of a connection with Chicago sports franchises than “local” professional teams.