Rough and ready

The Hawks were in a dogfight with the Preds, and the Canucks won't go quietly either

Updated: April 27, 2010, 7:42 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Shaking the Nashville Predators like a hacking cough, it's tough to say the Blackhawks will be rewarded with a Western Conference semifinal rematch against the even more annoying and more menacing Vancouver Canucks. But the Hawks, 5-3 winners Monday night in their first-round Game 6 clincher, are relieved just the same.

"It wouldn't have been a good feeling to lose this one and have to go back to our building for Game 7," said Hawks captain Jonathan Toews, who had a goal ...

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