The Chicago Blackhawks did everything we asked of them by forcing a Game Seven. The game will be played tonight at 8pm EDT in Chicago, and it looks like the Hawks have a big advantage over the LA Kings by playing Game Seven at home after winning two straight to force this best-on-one. If the Hawks win, they will have two days off before the Rangers come to town for Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. If the Kings win, they will likely fly home on Monday, giving them 1 1/2 days off (traveling isn’t really relaxing in my book) before the Rangers come to town.
The Kings have Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Marian Gaborik, Jonathan Quick, Drew Doughty, and Anze Kopitar. The Hawks have Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, and Corey Crawford. I don’t really know who I would want to face. Crawford is the weaker goaltender, but he’s weaker in the sense that Carey Price is weaker than Henrik Lundqvist.
So who would you want to face?