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SET THE STAGE: 2013 Conference Quarterfinals, Game 5

With the series on the brink in Game 5, the Blackhawks wanted to assure themselves a chance to rest before the next round

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Tune in at 4 p.m. as NBC Sports Chicago airs Game 5 of the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals

The Blackhawks didn't get all that much rest between the end of the shortened 2013 NHL regular season and their Western Conference quarterfinals showdown with the Wild, so they were intent on making sure they'd have an extended breather before taking the next step.

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FEATURE: Then-Rookie Saad Made Most of 2013 Opportunity

In his first full season, a 20-year-old Brandon Saad soaked up every moment of the 2013 campaign with 'the best team in the league'

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

By nature, Brandon Saad isn't the most talkative player to lace up skates.

The Blackhawks winger prefers to speak softly and carry a big hockey stick. Saad attributes his quiet demeanor to growing up in the Pittsburgh area with older brother, George, "who did most of the talking."

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SET THE STAGE: 2013 Conference Quarterfinals, Game 4

After falling in overtime in Game 3 for the first loss of the series, the Blackhawks bounce back in Game 4 of the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Tune in at 4 p.m. as NBC Sports Chicago airs Game 4 of the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals

The Blackhawks entered Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Wild with a rare bitter taste in their mouths.

After blitzing through the regular season with a 36-7-5 record and winning the first two games of the best-of-seven series against the Wild, the Blackhawks suffered a loss in Game 3 and had to regroup to keep things on track.

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FEATURE: 'Perfect' Sharp Steps Up in Game 2

Without a regulation loss to his name in the regular season, Patrick Sharp found his first two goals of the 2013 postseason in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Patrick Sharp had a message for his Blackhawks teammates heading into the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"I always told the boys, 'Sharp had a perfect season this year - don't screw it up,'" Sharp said with a laugh.

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SET THE STAGE: 2013 Conference Quarterfinals, Game 2

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Tune in at 4 p.m. as NBC Sports Chicago airs Game 2 of the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals

By the time the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs rolled around, the Blackhawks were laser-focused on completing one task.

"It was Stanley Cup or bust for that group," winger Patrick Sharp said. "We were that talented."

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REWIND: Bickell Sparks Momentum with OT Winner

Bryan Bickell ensured the postseason run started right with his OT winner in Game 1 of the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Somewhere, someone is in possession of a unique souvenir from one of the Blackhawks' most dramatic postseason victories in recent memory.

After Bryan Bickell banged home the game-winner in overtime of Game 1 of the 2013 Western Conference quarterfinals to give the Blackhawks a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Wild at the United Center, the winger was mobbed by teammates along the end boards and in the process managed to get his stick wedged between two panes of glass.

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SET THE STAGE: 2013 Conference Quarterfinals, Game 1

After a magical 48-game run in a lockout-shortened season, the Blackhawks opened up the playoffs as the hottest team in the NHL

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Tune in at 4 p.m. as NBC Sports Chicago airs Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Blackhawks and Wild

It didn't take long for the Blackhawks - and the rest of the NHL - to realize something special was happening on the West Side in 2013.

After a work stoppage delayed the start of the season until mid-January, the Blackhawks began the 48-game schedule by reeling off wins in their first six games, out-scoring opponents 22-13 in the process.

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PROSPECTS: Hagel, Kurashev Among Rockford's Biggest Standouts in 2019-20

IceHogs head coach praises development of many Blackhawks prospects looking back on COVID-19 shortened season

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

While it may not have been all that surprising, Monday's announcement that the remainder of the AHL season was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public healthy crisis still hit hard to those involved.

"Disappointing," Derek King, coach of the Rockford IceHogs - the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate - said via a conference call Tuesday. ""I like where we were at coming (down) the stretch. We still had our head above water (and) the playoff spot was in our reach. Overall, I was happy with the way our guys performed."

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ON THIS DAY: A Wild Finish to Sweep Minnesota

On May 7, 2015, Marian Hossa's empty-netter gave the Blackhawks a three-goal lead, but would later stand as the series-clinching goal

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

Marian Hossa gathered a short pass from Blackhawks teammate Jonathan Toews deep in his own zone and calmly sent the puck the length of the ice into the open net.

At the time, it appeared Hossa's shorthanded score to give the Blackhawks a three-goal lead against the Wild in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on May 7, 2015 - five years ago today - was merely icing on the cake of a series sweep.

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BLOG: Brouwer, Ladd, Bolland and Versteeg Look Back on 2010

Members of 2010 Stanley Cup team reminisce on top players and moments as part of 'Be Chicago' broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago

by Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc / Blackhawks.com

The 10-year anniversary of the Blackhawks' historic run to the 2010 Stanley Cup championship is bringing back a flood of memories to those who were on the ice.

Four key contributors to the team that captured the Blackhawks' first championship in 49 years appeared together during Wednesday's broadcast of "Be Chicago: Together We Can" on NBC Sports Chicago. Former Blackhawks Troy Brouwer, Andrew Ladd, Dave Bolland and Kris Versteeg reminisced about that magical season via a video session.

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