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.
Brandon Bollig was probably as happy as anyone when he was reunited with Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger.
Niklas Hjalmarsson is a talkative guy. Well he is on the ice, anyway.
Andrew Shaw will join the Blackhawks at practice tomorrow, and coach Joel Quenneville said the team will assess that before seeing when he can return to the lineup.
The feeling coming out of the second round was certainly happiness and, perhaps, a little relief.