NHL Playoffs 2010: Chicago Blackhawks Lay an Egg in Playoff Opener vs. Nashville

April 16th, 2010 by Bob Warja Leave a reply »
This was supposed to be "The Year".

Yes, after a long run in last year's playoffs the No. 2 seeded Chicago Blackhawks were expected to compete for Lord Stanley's Cup this year.

And while they still may, they certainly did not get off to a good start at the United Center Friday night.

The Blackhawks found a way to lose to the seventh-seeded Nashville Predators.


First of all, what kind of name is "Predators" for a professional sports team?

The name sounds more like a band of creepy old guys who should be registering online and not living close to a school district.

Nevertheless, they beat the favored Chicago Blackhawks 4-1.

While it's only one game, it not only switches the momentum, but it gives the Preds home ice advantage, something the Blackhawks worked so hard all season for.

Now, to be fair, we all need to give Nashville's netminder some credit. But if the Blackhawks don't score more goals and take better care of the puck in their own end, this season could end horribly.

Look, anything short of a Stanley Cup Finals appearance would be a miserable failure ...

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