Chicago suffered an embarrassing loss in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoff semifinals Tuesday against Calgary. In Game 2, the Blackhawks decided to do something about that defeat to the Flames.
Steve Larmer, Denis Savard and Steve Thomas scored goals little more than six minutes into the game Thursday night, helping Chicago defeat Calgary 4-2 and revenge a 3-0 loss in the first game of the Campbell Conference finals."We were embarrassed badly in Game 1 and wanted to show what kind of club we had," said veteran Steve Larmer, who scored his 8th goal of the playoffs just over two minutes into the game.
The triumph evened the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is scheduled Saturday night in Chicago. The decision also snapped Calgary's playoff winning streak at six games and was Chicago's first victory in Calgary since March 22, 1985. Chicago entered the game having lost six straight in the Olympic Saddledome. Before moving into the Saddledome, Calgary had played its home games in the Stampede Corral.
"We took heat after Game 1 and deserved it as we were embarassing," said linemate Denis Savard, who poked Dave Manson's rebound over Calgary goalie Mike Vernon at 3:52 of the opening period giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead.