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Blackhawks Win First Game in Series Against Wild

The number one seeded Chicago Blackhawks were the clear favorite to win last night in their first game of the playoffs against the Minnesota Wild and stood an even better chance at getting an easy win when the Wild’s starting goalie Niklas Backstrom left the ice in pre-game warmups due to a leg injury. Josh Harding started in the goal for the Wild having played in only five games this season with a record of 1-1. Despite the disadvantage they faced from the get-go, Minnesota came out strong and took an early lead in the 1st scoring 4:48 into the … Continued

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By John Schmitt March: the time of year when the ground thaws and temperatures rise as nature prepares itself for the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Things that have lain dormant start to rise and new life comes to the forefront. March makes my engine rev, and it’s not because of the blooming flowers. The NBA and its players ramp themselves back up around this time for the spectacularly entertaining playoffs that will arrive in April. The crescendo starts around the beginning of March, right after the All-Star break and trade deadline when teams finalize their rosters, … Continued

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