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5 Reasons Why You Should Become A Hockey Fan NOW

Of the four major professional sports leagues in the US, the NHL gets the least amount of coverage in the media, with fans and on television. With the Eastern and Western Conference Finals both going to Game 6, now is a perfect time to start watching hockey and here are 5 reasons why.

05/29/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings misses a shot against goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period in Game Four of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Look For Turnaround Against Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks were in this same spot a year ago.

97.1 The Ticket–05/28/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his first period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Beat Blackhawks 5-2, On Brink Of Cup Final

Marian Gaborik took a momentary break from the usual businesslike atmosphere in the Kings’ dressing room and allowed himself one moment to marvel at what Los Angeles has accomplished this spring.

97.1 The Ticket–05/27/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 21: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks defends against Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kings Rally Past Blackhawks 6-2 In Game 2

Jeff Carter and the Los Angeles Kings know how to come back in the playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2014

ST PAUL, MN - MAY 13: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a glove save of a shot by Justin Fontaine #14 of the Minnesota Wild as Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the second period in Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Crawford’s Steady Play Key To Blackhawks’ Run

Corey Crawford started every single playoff game when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last year. Detroit had Jimmy Howard in goal, Jonathan Quick was in net for Los Angeles, Boston had Tuukka Rask, and Crawford beat each one of them.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2014

Caption:ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 17: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a gaol against Ryan Miller #39 of the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Blues Beat Blackhawks 4-3 In 3 OTs

In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they’ve long sought.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2014

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 17: Fans cheer Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks after he scored an empty net goal against the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on January 17, 2014  in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Ducks 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marian Hossa Calls Out Red Wings: ‘They Hold You’

Hossa first angered Wings fans when he left for Chicago in 2009. Wednesday he gave them more ammunition.

CBS Detroit–01/23/2014

Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Detroit Red Wings tends net.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red Wings Beat Blackhawks 4-3 In Shootout

Darren Helm scored on Detroit’s sixth attempt in the shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaw’s shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 29: Fans cheer as members of the Chicago Blackhawks mob teammate Brent Seabrook after Seabrook scored the game-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Red Wings On Facing Blackhawks: ‘We Want A Little Redemption’

The Red Wings, who have been battered with injuries, are 21-18-10 with 52 points in the standings. The Blackhawks are 32-8-11 with 75 points.

CBS Detroit–01/22/2014

Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game One

Blackhawks Sell Melted Ice From Championship Rink — Really

Will Chicago be able to remember the recipe for ice after the championship floor is gone?

97.1 The Ticket–11/19/2013

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