Momentum: the word is bandied about so often during the NHL postseason. If a team has it, it strives to keep it. If a team doesn’t have it, it’s desperate to grab it.
Patrick Kane darted down the ice, weighing his options. Shoot, or pass off to teammates Ben Smith or Brandon Saad, who were heading straight for the net.
Niklas Hjalmarsson knows the risks that come with the job.
The Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues have played three very spirited and very close games already in their first-round playoff series. Show of hands who expects Game 4 to be any different?
Bryan Bickell was starting to bring that physical game as the calendar got closer to the postseason. He hasn’t let up since.