The Blackhawks’ defensive issues in the Western Conference Final were startling.
Andrew Shaw walked to the lectern, his right knee sporting a sizeable brace.
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.