DETROIT - The Chicago Blackhawks held serve. Now comes the hard part.
Having won Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal against the Detroit Red Wings, the Blackhawks kept their playoff hopes alive.
Yet they’re expecting a much different opponent in Detroit on Monday.
“We played great (Saturday) night, and pressure’s on them to eliminate us,” said Blackhawks centre Andrew Shaw, prior to departing for Detroit. “They have their backs against the wall and we’re pushing back, so that makes us a dangerous team. Everyone thinks Detroit’s going to win the series. We have to push back, and we did a heck of a job at that last night.”