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Tickets For The Stanley Cup Playoffs Go On Sale Monday

By Sophie Lucido Johnson in News on Mar 24, 2016 7:16PM

The most anticipated time of the year for hockey fans is upon us: The Stanley Cup playoffs begin April 16. Chicago fans can officially get ready as tickets will go on sale Monday for Blackhawks home playoff games for the first two rounds.

The Blackhawks have had a tough postseason round, dropping six of seven games in the Central Division, including two losses against the Dallas Stars. The Stars scored a particularly humiliating 6-2 win against the Blackhawks at home on Tuesday night, sending the Blackhawks into the playoffs with a bit of a limp. With 97 points and eight games left on their schedule, Dallas comfortably leads the Western Conference.

One of the reasons for the Blackhawks' streak of losses is likely the loss of goaltender Corey Crawford, who has been injured since March 14. According the Tribune, it remains unclear when Crawford will return to the ice; although he's walking he has not been practicing with the team.

Despite its recent upsets, the Blackhawks have a decent standing in the Western Conference, and maintain a 42-25-7 record. And they've bounced back from setbacks like this before.

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews remain two of the biggest powerhouse players in the NHL, and as long as they are on the ice, the Blackhawks have a good chance of going all the way. Chicago has won the Stanley Cup three times in the past five years, and that's not a record they're looking to tarnish.