Found May 26, 2014 on Sports Mockery:
Chicago Blackhawks Hockey — If, like many frustrated Chicago fans, you turned the Blackhawks-Kings game off Saturday night when it looked like they had no chance at winning late in the third, you must be kicking yourself right now. You weren’t wrong – Chicago did not win. But something amazing happened, something we’ve been waiting for these last two series. Are you ready?Patrick Sharp got his mojo back.No. 10 has been non-existent since the regular season ended, in a shock to Blackhawks fans and probably to Sharp himself. He is consistently one of the best players on the ice, and on a team full of stars, often doesn’t get the recognition he deserves for his hard work, stick skill and hockey sense. Lack of attention can be a boon, though, as the media has been slow to give him any real grief for his point-productionless postseason.He has been grinding away, clearly hoping that hard work would make up for his disappeared magic. Saturday night, it finally happened. With four and three-quarters seconds to go, Sharp redirected one in behind Quick from between the circles, sending up a triumphant roar from fans and players alike. It was too late in the game for the Blackhawks to win, but more importantly, it was a message the team and fans could rally behind: the Blackhawks are a team that will fight until the finish. No, we’re not going to make a movie out of it – I’d be first in line for tickets, though – and it doesn’t mean the Blackhawks troubles holding on to a lead are over. It does mean that the Hawks have a stronger chance to tie up and take the lead on this series against the LA Kings.Dustin Brown, the Kings Captain, affectionately known around my household as Sir Hits-a-lot, spoke with the media post game and said: Two to one series against the defending Stanley Cup Champs, I don’t think there’s taking control of a series. I think that both teams have shown that they are able to battle adversity. This is a team that was down last year and found a way to come back, so we did what we wanted tonight and got the lead in the series. Now it’s about resetting and reloading. We’re up in the series we have to keep going up. While the Kings still feel as though they are the underdogs, Chicago is rapidly proving what I have long suspected this season: they need to feel like they’re going to lose everything in order to pull out a win. Their first period was a beautiful thing to watch. Toews was “playing pissed”, and the team as a whole was playing to win, fast and aggressive right out of the gate. By the end of the first, they couldn’t keep up the pace they set for themselves, and had a notable problem on the power play. Kings clearly have decided that their best chance of holding this lead is to keep the #Blackhawks on the power play for the duration. — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) May 25, 2014 Despite Toews’ two gorgeous goals in the first, the trouble on the power play and the overall confusion and desperation of the second and third periods, Sharp’s goal in the third is the moment that will stick in peoples’ minds. What a team does when they’re down defines them, and Sharp showed us that the character of the Blackhawks hasn’t changed. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. ———————- Kate Cimini Guest Columnist Follow @lightsthelamp The post The Revival of Patrick Sharp appeared first on Sports Mockery.

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