When I was young, and I started my love affair with the game of hockey, games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens were always the ones you looked forward to. My dad and I would either watch the games that were being played in the Montreal Forum, or listen to Lloyd Pettiit call the games from Chicago Stadium on the radio. They played twice for the Stanley Cup, and we went to a movie theater to watch on closed circuit. They were always exciting games, real nail-biters.
How things have changed.
Tonight saw two teams pretty much locked into their playoff positions, basically playing to avoid injuries. There was no score until the third period, and neither side seemed to have a hell of a lot of interest, then they realized nobody would get mad if they started scoring. Marian Hossa tied it with less than 50 seconds left in regulation, then Patrick Sharp put a handsome bow on the game, scoring in overtime to give the Hawks a 3-2 victory in their final regular season game in Fort Kickass.
Let's get to this:
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