Heart of a Defending Champion: Four Ways the Blackhawks Can Still Oust Vancouver

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Heart of a Defending Champion: Four Ways the Blackhawks Can Still Oust Vancouver
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Hockey days are numbered for the Blackhawks in Chicago, and if something isn't done quickly, their right to call themselves the "Defending Champions" will be convincingly revoked.  

Down three games to none in their first round matchup with top-seeded Vancouver, it's win or go home for the Chicago Blackhawks. They aren't as deep as the Canucks, and the Blackhawks are certainly not as big as the mighty top seed. But one thing is for certain, never count out the heart of a champion.

It may be crazy to think that the Blackhawks can pull off the improbable and not only oust the top-seed in the Western Conference, but do it in four consecutive games. Don't tell that to the Philadelphia Flyers fans and certainly don't even mention it around a Boston Bruins supporter.

Here are four keys to winning four straight games for the Chicago Blackhawks. 

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