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Backs against the wall Blackhawks have familiar work to do

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After four games, the Blackhawks find themselves in a familiar situation against the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 hole. But it’s not all doom and gloom for the Blackhawks. Here are some numbers that can give a little bit of hope for the Blackhawks.

-The Los Angeles Kings have lost three games in a row in both series this year.

-No team has ever advanced to the Stanley Cup Final after having to play two seven game series in the first two rounds.

-Since 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks have played 12 playoff series prior to the Western Conference Final. They have won three straight games in seven of those series.

-The Blackhawks have won a road game in 12 consecutive playoff series. The last time they did not win a road game in a playoff series was in the 2009 Western Conference Final against the Detroit Red Wings.

-The Blackhawks are 6-1 in series when they have won at least three straight games since the start of the 2010 playoffs.

-In the Stanley Cup wins of 2010 and 2013, the Blackhawks won at least three games in a row in at least two series. So far, they have won three games in a row in one series in the playoffs this year.

-This is the third consecutive series this season the Blackhawks have scored two power play goals in the first four games of a series. In every series last year the Blackhawks scored one power play goal in the first four games of every series.

-For the fourth consecutive season the Blackhawks face a 3-1 series deficit. They won their first ever series when down 3-1 last year against the Detroit Red Wings in the second round.

-In the Western Conference Final last year the Blackhawks were outshot in three of the first four games the same number as this year.

-The Blackhawks did win three games in a row in the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks in 2010 in a four game sweep.

-In 2010 the Blackhawks won one series by winning four games a row in the Western Conference Final and concluded the first round by winning three games in a row. This year the Blackhawks won four games in a row in the first round against the St. Louis Blues.

-There have been different rounds that the Blackhawks have won three straight games in their championship years. In 2010, they won at least three straight games in the first, second and third rounds. In 2013, they won at least three straight in the second and fourth rounds. This year they have won three straight in the first round.


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