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Hawks Fans Gear Up For Another Magical Run




    Blackhawks nation is rallying for another championship run. NBC 5's Michelle Relerford reports. (Published Thursday, April 17, 2014)

    With the Blackhawks getting ready to kick off the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, Blackhawks nation is rallying for another championship run.

    Hawks pride is on display outside The Field Museum, where a brachiosaurus skeleton was outfitted with a Jonathon Toews No. 19 jersey.

    Eddie O Previews Blackhawks/Blues Series

    [CHI] Eddie O Previews Blackhawks/Blues Series
    NBC Sports analyst Eddie Olczyk gives us his keys to the series between the Blackhawks and Blues. (Published Thursday, April 17, 2014)

    "There's a framework that the jersey actually hangs on, that they invented that they installed," said exhibition director Ray Leo.

    Hockey fans -- and players -- are known to be a superstitious bunch, and players Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad made sure to get their playoff mullets.

    "They're very superstitious guys, so it's one of those things that they'll continue on every year during the playoffs," barber Carmelo Preiti said.

    "It's flowing a little better, kind of like Billy Ray Cyrus," Preiti said of Kane's 2014 mullet.

    Hawks fan Ryan O'Rourke is getting into the spirit as well, getting his mullet on Thursday -- even though his friends chickened out.

    "I'm gonna trim it every time they win a series," O'Rourke said.