Blackhawks Down 2-0, Looking For Answers In Stanley Cup Playoffs

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"That's how desperate we've got to be". Sure, in terms of the standings, the two teams weren't all that close- the Blackhawks were the West's best, the Predators the second wild-card team - but on-ice, the thought was the series would be much closer than some expected.

The Senators tied their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 1-1 and Game 3 is Monday night in Boston.

If you're looking to watch your Predators vs Blackhawks Stream Free then we might have something in your interest. However, on Thursday night, they got upset by the Nashville Predators, falling to them 1-0.

"We need to get out of this mess and hole". Even when the Hawks have successfully dumped and chased the puck, the Preds have often pushed them to the outside of the rink into less risky areas. Ellis connected from almost 60 feet out after getting his first shot blocked by a member of Chicago.

In 230 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time in the regular season, Schmaltz, Toews and Panik had a 52.52 Corsi percentage and a plus-12 goal differential.

An effort such as this isn't representative of a veteran team that's won three Stanley Cups since 2010.

Corey Pronman: I'd disagree with the "heavily favored" part, given I've picked the Preds to win this series. This thing's not over yet. Game 2 saw Nashville get offense from all over the depth chart. The Hawks have been in too many hard situations in previous postseasons to worry much about a 1-0 deficit. Only two Western Conference teams had a better goal differential.

Six different Preds have each scored once thus far in the series while Ryan Johansen leads the team with four points in two games, including three helpers. Tonight's game can also be seen nationally on CNBC.

Maple Leafs 4, Capitals 3 • Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into the second overtime and Frederik Andersen made 47 saves as Toronto beat host Washington to even the first-round series. I would also expect to see them attempt to break down the collapsing strategy of the Predators by being smarter and more patient with the puck. Point is, the path to the Final is wide open out West. Most of Chicago's good chances have been generated off the rush, as the Predators, once all hands get back in the zone, have locked things down pretty quick. Nashville clung to the razor-thin advantage it had against an experienced Chicago team that has a knack for succeeding at crucial moments. After Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period, the Predators largely sat back and played defense.

Anaheim took Sami Vatanen on the road trip to Canada despite his upper-body injury that made him a late scratch Saturday night. Not to be discounted, their interception in the neutral zone of Chicago attacks has no doubt also contributed to the two shutouts to start the series, as the Blackhawks forwards have had neither time nor space to mount a consistent attack.

Pekka Rinne has been incredible.

Nashville lost only nine times at home this season. Keep doing what you're doing.

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's all remember that this is the National Hockey League we're talking about here.

If they wanna win the game they're going to have to fight for it. Win face offs, take quality shots, and get the puck in the net.

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