LOS ANGELES – Getting home ice. It’s supposed to be an advantage. For some, such as the Blackhawks’ it’s been just that; Wednesday marked their first loss there all postseason.
The Blackhawks did not enter the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the favorite to hoist the Cup, but six-game series wins over both the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild have changed that.
Brandon Bollig was probably as happy as anyone when he was reunited with Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger.
Andrew Shaw strode to the lectern, greeting the media for the first time since he was hurt early in the second round.
Niklas Hjalmarsson is a talkative guy. Well he is on the ice, anyway.