-- Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville on unflappable goalie Antti Niemi's ability to come back from a subpar Game 1: "That's the way he is. His disposition is very laid back, very quiet, very unassuming. He just moves forward. He looks to stop the next stop and refocuses. You've got to commend his attitude and preparation."
-- The all-time record of home clubs sweeping Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is 31-2 (.939). The Blackhawks were one of the clubs on the losing end. In 1971, Chicago won the first two games at home but lost to Montreal in seven games. In 2009, Detroit won the first two games at home but lost to Pittsburgh in seven games.
had a 15-game goal drought dating back to the regular-season. Eager has tallied two career NHL playoff goals in 33 games and both have been game-winners. His first playoff goal/game-winner came for the Blackhawks in a 6-3 win at Vancouver on May 2, 2009.
-- The Blackhawks won their seventh consecutive game and improved to 10-1 in their past 11 games in the postseason. After dropping a 5-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks to open the Western Conference Semifinal, the Blackhawks have gone 4-1 against Vancouver, 4-0 against San Jose and 2-0 against Philadelphia.