By: Jacob Fain
If I’m the Chicago Blackhawks (4-0), I would not mind playing the rest of my playoff games in sudden death overtime.
Last night, the Ducks and the Hawks played Game 4 in Chicago, and for most of the game, the Hawks held a 3-1 lead. The Ducks, trailing 3-1 in the third, scored three times in a span of 37 seconds to take the lead, only to see old number 88 Patrick Kane tie it up in the closing minutes. It’s been said before, and it will be said again, about Kane, but the man is clutch.
The first overtime was very entertaining especially for Corey Crawford, who saw 17 shots. Opposed to the Duck’s Frederik Andersen, who only saw five attempts. The second overtime may have only been around five minutes, but it saw its share of craziness before Vermette ended it off of a rebound that Andersen gave up.
The series is now knotted up 2-2, and heading back to Anaheim. Look for Corey Crawford to try to minimize the rebounds off of Duck shots, and Corey Perry needs to be more active on D, not just standing by letting the other men on the ice do most of the work.