Blackhawks vs. Sharks: grab your bag- it’s on!

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By Paul M. Banks

One year to the exact date, the Chicago Blackhawks have eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Again, it’s in the Western Conference semis, once again it’s 4 games to 2. They beat VAN at GM place by a 5-1 margin, matching their record on the road this postseason.

In both series so far, the Hawks were more about getting the shorties than T-Pain and Nelly combined. The Hawks led the NHL in short-handed goals or “shorties,” (not to be confused with the hip-hop slang term for women…or maybe it is to be confused with that terminology, it’s ok) during the regular season. And during the first two rounds of the postseason, Chicago’s short-handed goals have come in crucial situations.

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