Blackhawks Spear Sharks; Take 2-0 Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Finals

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The Blackhawks are two wins away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals

The Blackhawks do not need a bigger boat. Luckily for Joe Quenneville, the Hawks are not lead by Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, but by Kane, Toews, and Hossa, along with the rest of the immaculately deep Blackhawk lineup.

The Hawks captured a 2-0 series lead last night defeating the Sharks in a dominating 4-2 performance.

 

While the San Jose Sharks are certainly the only team the Hawks have faced thus far in the playoffs that can come close to matching their on-ice skill and ability, the fast-paced, end-to-end hockey played up to this point in the series certainly seems to be favoring the Hawks.

Antti Niemi looked strong in goal once again, and the Hawks were able to earn some powerplay chances in this game, converting one out of four. Even more positive was the fact that Niemi and company were only shorthanded once, a notable improvement from the five shorthanded situations they faced in game one.

After 120 minutes of Hawks vs Sharks, Chicago has flat-out dominated their opponent. While being out-shot in both games, anyone watching the full sixty minutes of each game, and not merely glancing at a box score, would tell you that the Hawks have skated, defended, and executed better than the number one seeded Sharks.

Bringing a 2-0 lead back home to the UC on Friday night surely is a wonderful thing. A packed madhouse will be a sight for sore eyes after a long two-day break, and here's to everyone in Chicago breaking out their brooms by Sunday evening.

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  • Some of us might have friends in San Jose and so, don't we want the Sharks to win just one game so that they don't waste ALL that beer?

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