After falling behind 3 games to none against the Vancouver Canucks, the Chicago Blackhawks have come back from the dead to force a game 7.
In Vancouver, things are much worse because expectations are so much higher. The Canucks need someone to apply the Heimlich manoeuvre because they are on the verge of choking.
It’s easy for us desk-bound pundits to brandish the c-word with impunity right about now, but how else to describe blowing a 3-0 series lead and now facing a Game 7 Tuesday in Vancouver against a reinvigorated Chicago Blackhawks team?
The Canucks won the Presidents Cup as the top overall team in the standings this season. The Blackhawks, despite winning their first Stanley Cup in 49 years last season, just squeaked into the playoffs this time around. In other words, the Canucks have everything to lose and the Blackhawks have nothing to lose.