Blackhawks Face Do-or-Die Game… Again

 

In Game Four, the Blackhawks hammered the Canucks to extend their season for at least one more game. On Thursday night, they will get that same chance one more time.

But can the Blackhawks avoid elimination again?

The formula should be the same tonight as it was when they saved their season at the United Center: by physical, attack the offensive zone, and initiate contact.

What’s interesting is that Vancouver has yet again started their annual sheltering of Roberto Luongo. He will not be available to the media between games after leaving Game Four early. He appeared to hurt something late in the first period and clearly wasn’t 100 percent from that point on.

There’s no questioning the Blackhawks ablity to beat the Canucks again, but watching this team all season raises questions about the team’s ability to be consistent with their game-to-game effort. Chicago will need to play the same game they did in Game Four three more times if they want a second round in this year’s playoffs.

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4 Responses to Blackhawks Face Do-or-Die Game… Again

  1. luvkane88 says:

    Bobby Lu definitely was hurt. Glad Hawks didn’t let up & tagged him w/all those goals! Bieksa, just so dislike the guy. Agree, he should’ve been gone. The Scott/Torres call was stupid at the end. They leave Bieksa in and throw those 2 out. Refs? idk, come on…Hawks better come out & do the same. With Bolly in & Seabs possible, I feel this is the spark they needed. Now we need Kane & Toews to get some goals too. Hossa & Brouwer also would be nice to finish off the Nuckleheads in this series. Time to bring it!

  2. Jerome says:

    “The formula should be the same tonight as it was when they saved their season at ….”

    The Minnesota Wild “saved” Chicago’s season. Make no mistake about that.

    The Hawks last game of the season was very similar to the first three games of this series.
    It is not unheard of, that a team that has never had playoff success, like Vancouver, would suddenly believe that they had this series in the bag.

    Game 5 will not be about Luongo, the Sedins, Toews, Kane or Keith, but it will be about how the Canuck’s coaching staff prepares their players for this crucial game.
    If the Blackhawks will to win – and do everything to achieve that – is not matched by the Canucks, then this series could get very ugly for Canuck’s fans.

  3. Hank says:

    “What’s interesting is that Vancouver has yet again started their annual sheltering of Roberto Luongo. He will not be available to the media between games after leaving Game Four early. ”

    Hahahaha……. it started before game one. Nice try Tab. Nice try.

  4. Tab Bamford says:

    Hahahaha – actually, Hank, what started before Game One was Luongo being unavailable on off-days. he wasn’t made available today – a game day – which is new. But thanks for trolling the site.

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