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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Patrick Sharp
Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this postseason with the 5-4 overtime victory in Chicago.
The NHL's Western Conference finals will have a fantastically familiar look with the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks facing the Los Angeles Kings.
Patrick Sharp thought the Chicago Blackhawks were going to play the Colorado Avalanche. Then he thought they were going to play the Minnesota Wild. Then he thought they were going to play the Avs again, and on and on it went.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said it was one of the best games of Duncan Keith's career. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock compared Keith to former Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom.
First, it was Jonathan Toews on a power play, and then Patrick Sharp got loose on a breakaway. Andrew Shaw tipped one home, and it was all over.
A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.
The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a more direct approach to generating offense without injured star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
The Ottawa Senators gained some confidence from beating the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Even without Patrick Kane - and despite a run of sloppy plays and penalties - the Chicago Blackhawks found a way to buckle down and beat the Carolina Hurricanes.
Once the Chicago Blackhawks got rolling, there was little the Vancouver Canucks could do to stop them.
Playing against one of the league's top teams brought out the best in the Canadiens.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Sharp scored three goals and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided a rare second straight loss with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
The Stanley Cup is back in the city of big shoulders and short memories, delivered by a Chicago team that featured neither.
Patrick Sharp was a young center in the Philadelphia Flyers' organization when he got a lesson from Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke on taking faceoffs. Clarke played 15 seasons in the NHL and won two Stanley Cups, so Sharp listened intently.
"It's amazing to see how happy people are getting around town, especially when they see that Cup," Sharp said. "I knew it would be exciting, but I had no idea it would be like this. It's been an absolute circus everywhere we've gone, and everyone wants to celebrate with us. That's the best part about it."
"We've simplified our game quite a bit," said Sharp, who scored his team-leading 33rd goal.