The title of this blog is a phrase that hasn't been uttered in Chicago too much over the last 10 years. Barring an epic collapse, the Blackhawks are going to the playoffs this year.
Hopefully, a couple of those home games will be on nights where I don't have to work. Hawks playoff tickets go on sale to the general public next Tuesday. As a partial "season-reservation holder," I exercised my right to participate in a pre-sale that took place today.
I've got tickets to home games A and B for the first round, and home game A for the second round. Since demand is high, it's a win-win for me. If I'm not working, I get to go to a playoff game. If I am working, I'll have no trouble selling the tickets and getting my money back.
Hopefully, the Hawks are starting to come out of the little late-season funk they've been in. Andrew Ladd (left) scored two goals to lead the team to a 6-5 shootout win over San Jose Wednesday at the UC.
The Hawks are 2-0-2 in their last four games and currently hold a two-point lead over Vancouver in the race for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. The Canucks are playing at St. Louis now. Update to come later.
UPDATE: Vancouver loses 4-2 in St. Louis. The Hawks maintain their two-point lead over the Canucks. They now have a game in hand, with Eastern Conference power New Jersey coming into the United Center Friday night.