Starting at home: it’s a tremendous advantage, one the Blackhawks were familiar with during their two Stanley Cup runs.
Jonathan Toews looked healthy after Monday’s optional skate. He looked fresh, he looked relaxed and he looked rejuvenated.
The Blackhawks and Blues have more in common heading into their first-round playoff meeting than you might think.
Namely, the two teams are both battling injuries. Big ones.
The Chicago Blackhawks will open the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. Coverage begins on Comcast SportsNet at 6:30 p.m.
The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t have to wait too long on Sunday to have their travel plans determined. The struggling St. Louis Blues helped figure all that out by the afternoon.