The Chicago Blackhawks haven't won a playoff series since their Stanley Cup victory three years ago.
Early impressions indicate that could change this spring.
The club's first 3-0 start since the fall of 1972 has fans in Chicago a little giddy. And it's not just any kind of 3-0 start. We're talking about a win in Los Angeles on Cup-banner day, a win in Phoenix against the Western Conference finalists who eliminated the Blackhawks in the first round last spring and a thrilling victory -- for my money the game of the young season -- over the Central Division rival St. Louis Blues, a sexy pick by some to go the finals this season.
Nice tidy little start for the Blackhawks, I’d say. But yes, too early to start making comparisons to the 2009-10 Blackhawks.