Dustin Byfuglien An Unlikely Hero For the Chicago Blackhawks

May 24th, 2010 by Tyler Juranovich Leave a reply »
For the first time since 1991 the Hawks are in the Stanley Cup finals. It's been 49 years since the Hawks have held the Stanley Cup, the longest current drought in the NHL. It's been one hell of a ride, and players and fans alike owe it to one of the most clutch skaters in the league: Dustin Byfuglien. 

Byfuglien has eight postseason goals, but the timing of his goals come at the best moments for the Hawks. Out of the four wins against the Sharks, Byfuglien had three of the four game winning goals, in games One, Three, and Four.

Byfuglien has yet to produce the amount the Hawks and the staff had hoped he would in the regular season, but during the postseason, Big Buff steps up his game to a whole new level, and now for two years straight, has become a major, clutch goal-scorer for the Hawks.

In Game One Big Buff received a pass from Patrick Kane, shot it from the middle of the ice, ten feet in front of the blue line. The puck shot pass Shark goaltender, Evgeni Nabokov, lighting the red light behind the goal and setting of the horn. The goal would be the game winner, giving the Hawks a 1-0 series lead. 

Game Three was the m ...

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