Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/30/12
Gut Check Time Once the Hawks and Canucks face off Tuesday night, we can officially say that this season is over the hill.  We’ll be able to say the unofficial 2nd half has begun. Obviously 41 is half of 82 and this is Game 50, but if we are looking at the Canucks as Stanley Cup favourites, 50 is actually less than halfway to the amount of games the Canucks played last season and could potentially play if they went all the way again. That number was 107; not counting pre-season. At the 50 game mark last season, Vancouver was 30-10-9; compared to 30-15-4 this season. They won game 50 2-1 over Nashville, their eventual 2nd round opponent. Well you can bet your bottom dollar the Chicago Blackhawks have designs on making it further than Vancouver in the playoffs this year and the two could very well meet up for the fourth season in a row. What does Game 3 Hold? Chicago won the last one 5-1. This is meeting three of the season and the first since November 16th when Chicago was victori...
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