The Chicago Blackhawks are making some changes as they try to bounce back from a tough Game 3 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and in this edition of Hawks Headlines, we try to piece together what the team is trying to do to avenge that defeat.
-We start out with Mark Potash’s column on how the Blackhawks generally thrive on adversity, and how their veteran leadership is going to pay big dividends as they try to get over their Game 3 struggles. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-It wouldn’t be the postseason without fans complaining about Corey Crawford and saying that they’d rather the Blackhawks have another goaltender. Sam Fels has heard your critiques, and he thinks you’re wrong. [Committed Indian]
-With head coach Joel Quenneville shuffling lines one again, one guy that is getting a lot of attention is Marcus Kruger, whose versatility is proving to be an asset for the Hawks. [CSN Chicago]
-Winger Patrick Sharp has been awfully quiet so far in these playoffs, but despite his struggles to score, he is still confident that he can help the team in other ways. [ESPN Chicago]
-After shutting out the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the series, Minnesota Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is hoping that he can gain some confidence moving forward. [Daily Herald]
-Teuvo Teravainen may be playing for Finand in the World Championships at the moment, but he still answered questions about his stint with the Blackhawks, and what the future may hold for him as he tries to make the team next season. [Second City Hockey]
-Finally, the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Thursday night to trim the Kings’ lead to 2-1 in the series. Katie Baker weighs in with her thoughts on how the Ducks can continue their winning ways. [Grantland]