Hawks may join elite NHL company
Clinching the Stanley Cup in front of their fans at the United Center would be special, but the Chicago Blackhawks will join an exclusive group if they beat the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday and Friday on the road.
The Blackhawks swept the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference finals. A Blackhawks' finals sweep would give them nine straight wins, which would tie the 1982 Islanders for the third longest win streak to end the postseason.
A sweep also would give the Hawks an NHL-record nine straight road wins in the same postseason. They currently share the NHL record with seven.