VANCOUVER, B.C. --
The Blackhawks insist that nothing is different about their predicament save for the confidence they now have after putting up a seven-spot on Vancouver in Game 4.
Please, that's all on the Canucks right now.
"We're the ones that were down 3-0 and just kind of squeaked into the playoffs, so I don't think anybody has really put pressure on us to win a series let alone with the Stanley Cup," Patrick Kane
said Thursday morning. "We'll see what happens, but whether it's the media, the fans in Vancouver or just the city in general, a lot of pressure is on the Canucks tonight, for them to close it out here at home in Game 5."
It's a believable argument, one the Blackhawks plan to use to their advantage.
They played a pressure-free game on Tuesday and it worked. Why not just do it again?
"We're just taking trying to stay alive obviously, but the way we played and being able to score the amount of goals we did in the last game gave us confidence that we can come in here and put some pressure on the Canucks and see what happens," Hawks captain Jonathan Toews
said. "Obviously there is pressure on them. They want to win here at home and we'll give our best effort to stop that."
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