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Blackhawks show support for Cubs

Coach Joel Quenneville, players 'Fly the W,' pulling for Chicago to win World Series

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Chicago Cubs are trying to win the World Series for the first time in 108 years, and the Chicago Blackhawks are trying to send some positive vibes their way.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Good luck in the playoffs, @Cubs! The #Blackhawks will be cheering you on each step of the way. #FlyTheW #OneCity #OneGoal

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, a three-time Cup champion who helped Chicago end its 49-year Stanley Cup drought with its title in 2010, ended his press conference after practice Thursday with a pro-Cubs message.

Tweet from @MarkLazerus: Joel Quenneville offered a "Go, Cubs, Go" during his press scrum today.

The Cubs reached the National League Championship Series last season before falling to the New York Mets and are the favorites in Las Vegas to win their first championship since 1908, according to They voiced their appreciation for the Blackhawks ahead of Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on Friday.

Tweet from @Cubs: @NHLBlackhawks Thank you! #OneCity #FlyTheW

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