Chicago Blackhawks-San Jose Sharks: Western Conference Finals Preview

May 13th, 2010 by Matt Sitkoff Leave a reply »
The battle for the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl is set as the top two seeds survived and the San Jose Sharks will face the Chicago Blackhawks.

The usually disappointing Sharks have made their second Conference Finals and first since 2003-04. The Blackhawks on the other hand have now made back-to-back Conference Finals and their third since the NHL went to its current playoff format.

So let’s break this series down Pucking Awesome style.

No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks:

It is the promise vs. the broken promises, so many years the Sharks have been favorites to make it to this round but have fell short, while the Blackhawks were chic pick in the preseason to make it this far.

It all comes down to the two teams that were separated by one point and clearly at the head of the Western Conference class, and it will be the year for one of these teams to make their long awaited appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Offensively both of these teams are stacked as both teams have averaged three goals a game this postseason (CHI – 3.33 and SJ – 3.09) and have featured a very balanced sco ...

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