Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/15/13
The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will wage battle one last time as conference, divisional opponents. On the verge of game one, it is only appropriate to take a look at this Original Six playoff series.  During the regular season, Chicago swept the four games played. In doing so, the Hawks outscored the Wings 14-5. The total goals are not indicative of the games, as three of the four were decided by one goal and in extra time. A lot has been said in media coverage in regards to the top-seed’s skill and depth. Detroit is being given a puncher’s chance, but being given a chance is all the team may need.  Chicago and Detroit play a puck possession game. More often than not, the two offenses like to control the pace by keeping the biscuit on their sticks. A basic dump and chase game is not seen as often on either side, but used as needed. Open ice play can benefit both, but with the Blackhawks rolling four lines comfortably, the play could favor them, offensively.  The Red ...
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