Blackhawks' 3-0 series deficit releases the stress of expectations

  • Blackhawks' 3-0 series deficit releases the stress of expectations

Blackhawks' 3-0 series deficit releases the stress of expectations

It turns out he was absent from the awards show because he was on the road with his team that night, fighting for a playoff berth.

Quenneville has not hesitated to double-shift Kane and certainly won't in Game 5. "They've got the bounces, and we need to just keep working until we get the bounces". The thing is they haven't taken over this series, and they are looking old and slow without any offensive punch through three games.

Early in the third period, Filip Forsberg put one past Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford that warranted a video review. Carrie said, "You learn how important that family time is, and to be able to spend time and carve out some of that and maybe get to go on vacation and maybe get to go on a cruise - that stuff is so important to, like I said, make time for family". Mike hopes to continue playing long enough for Isaiah to have memories of the games.

On Monday night, as the Predators looked to extend a 2-0 series lead against rival Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Underwood surprised the crowd by emerging from the tunnel before the game, stepping onto the ice in a Preds jersey, and blowing everybody away with a great rendition of the National Anthem.

The trick is planting that seed of doubt in the first place.

But the Hawks believe it can be done.

"You can compare other situations to it, but at the end of the day it's a new year, it's a new team and this is a new situation", Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "I think you just want to play the right way, whether you've had a good game or bad game wipe the slate clean and come back next game and see what you can improve on".

If there is any similarity between then and now it's the Blackhawks' mantra, which is the one any team takes when it's down 3-0 in a series. "We feel it's something we can create".

And she gave them an extra treat, too!

Prior to these two goals, Pekka Rinne had been spotless, stopping everything in his way.

The 2014 Kings proved that when they came back from 3-0 in the first round, eliminated the Blackhawks in the West Finals, and won the Stanley Cup after being in the same position the Hawks are in right now.

But Laviolette nearly sounded like he didn't want to jinx himself when asked about that series Wednesday. "3-0 baby! One more", the proud wife wrote along with the clip. The Sox haven't made the playoffs since 2008 and haven't won a postseason series since they ended their own 88-year title drought by winning the championship in 2005. But anything about a 3-0 series deficit was a hot potato Wednesday.

"I don't know", Crawford said when asked about interference.

After spending considerable time in Milwaukee, being recalled here and there and getting a taste of playoff hockey last season, Fiala has matured. They have played their best hockey of the season.