Chicago Feeling Buff, As Byfuglien Has His Team Heading To Stanley Cup Finals

May 23rd, 2010 by Adam Davis Leave a reply »
Tons of people in the hockey world thought they could do it.

Vince Vaughn believed in them.

Hell, even the EA Sports game NHL 10 predicted it.

The Chicago Blackhawks are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, and boy, did they earn it.

With Sunday's stunning four-game sweep the San Jose Sharks, the Hawks move one step closer to bringing the Cup back to Chicago. It's been a long time, and the fans deserve it.

Heading into the Western Conference best-of-seven series final, many believed that this was the year of the Shark. Chicago was great so far, sure, but the Sharks would just be too tough for them. The Hawks definitely quieted their critics on Sunday.


That was what fueled the come-from-behind 4-2 victory in Chicago, as the Hawks were down 2-0 in Game Four, and fought back to win. They fought off penalties, they blocked shots, and protected their man in the crease, only allowing San Jose to get 18 shots on net.

Led by captain Jonathan Toews, who extended his point streak to 13 games, the Blackhawks played a calm game, only taking two penalties. Eight guys added at least a poin ...

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