ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Chicago Blackhawks have been here several times before. Opponents on the brink of elimination against them have not fared well.
Since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews joined the team, the Blackhawks have not lost in any of the seven playoff series that were tied after four games. That's a 13-0 record in Games 5 and 6 of such matchups that were even at two each, including the Stanley Cup finals in 2010 against Philadelphia and 2013 against Boston.
The Blackhawks will test that perfect mark once more on Tuesday in Game 6 against the Minnesota Wild.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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