Originally posted on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 5/29/13

Down 3-1 after four games, it looked as if the Red Wings would humble the previously unbeatable central division rival. The Blackhawks would not go down without a fight, however, winning game five in front of just over 22,000 fans at the Madhouse on Madison. But Mike Babcock’s team just wanted to win at home, right? After an early power play goal from Marian Hossa, it appeared Detroit might have awoken the beast in game six. Thanks to Patrick Eaves, the Red Wings managed to tie it up late in the first and the entire city of Detroit exhaled. Then Hockey Town came alive when Joakim Andersson gave the Wings a lead after two. But period three was owned by Chicago, highlighted by a penalty shot goal scored off of a nasty back hand labeled for top shelf from Michael Frolik to bring the score to 4-2 in favor of Chicago. via nhlsnipers.com The hockey gods have shined down on the Western Conference, blessing fans with not one, but two game sevens. Here’s a look at five statistics on why Chicago will pull out the win in game seven and advance to the Western Conference Finals: 1) 21- Chicago has scored 21 goals in just 6 games at home for an average of three and a half per contest. Only the Penguins’ offense has been more lethal on home ice. Toews, Sharp, Hossa, Kane, Keith, Bickell, Shaw; it’s hard to match up with this much star power. 2) 100- The Blackhawks have killed every single penalty in the United Center, giving them a hundred percent success rate in man down situations. If they have to take a penalty, so be it. Corey Crawford and company accept the challenge. 3) 6- Six different skaters have scored game-winning goals. Come clutch time, no one is afraid to step up for the ‘Hawks. And this list does not include Toews. Hossa, Kane, or Keith. Scary. 4) .714- 71 percent of the time Chicago outshoots the opposing team in the postseason, they have won. If Detroit doesn’t block shots or keep the play out of their zone, Chicago will eventually wear them down with their exceptional puck control. 5) 1- Unfortunately for the Red Wings, they only have one player in top twenty shots blockers for the playoffs. Niklas Kronwall is doing his part, but he was banged up in game five, gutted out game six, and will obviously give it a go in game seven, but anything less than 100 percent from the assistant captain defenseman and a weakness for Detroit will turn into a gaping hole. Final Score: Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 -Miller

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