Rewind a year ago, as the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild skated onto the ice at the United Center, ready to kick off their first playoff game of the year.
The Blackhawks had a few days to get some much-needed rest and watched closely as the Avalanche and Wild squared off in Game 7 of their opening-round series.
It took a while for everything to shake out but the 2nd round is finally here.
You’d be hard pressed to find a Chicago Blackhawks player who didn’t watch the Minnesota Wild’s Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
The Blackhawks received a little bit of a gift in their defense of the Stanley Cup.