Well that was a nail-biter last night.
But the Hawks prevailed 2-1 and lead the series 3-2.
These are not the same Minnesota Wild team we knew before, and while I'm thanking the Hockey Gods for Jonathan Toews Ultimate Stud Captain performance last night I can't help but think how much the Blackhawks are missing Andrew Shaw.
I remember one time seeing a sweaty Tommie Harris on camera almost in tears begging the sports public to pray for his hamstring.
Shaw won't do that, but it sure can't hurt if we go ahead and think some positive thoughts.
"Please Hockey Gods, let Andrew Shaw's leg heal that he may add his fearless, tireless spark to the team."
"Please Hockey Gods, let Andrew Shaw's leg heal that he may bull his way in front of the net and change the course of a speeding Duncan Keith slapshot and cause it to go in."
"Please Hockey Gods, let Andrew Shaw's leg heal that he may mash Clayton Stoner's ugly mug into the wall at a high rate of speed causing dizziness and confusion for the bigger man."
Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Maybe he'll be there.
Next, I have not been this excited about a draft or the Bears during an off season ever.
Do you now realize what a worthless, horrible, talentless general manager Jerry Angelo was?
It's like all my favorite teams had cancer of the general manager for years.
Lastly, the Cubs played the Braves yesterday.