Hawks are looking good. It's not so much thinking about the record streak, it's when you ask yourself who the hell is gonna take these guys down in a 7 game series at this point?? if LA plays like they did last year in the playoffs, that would probably be a WCF and a damn entertaining one. St. Louis was my early pick, but injuries and inconsistent play and goaltending knocked them off that mantle.
I really don't like saying this, but it seems that this team is playing in the right division and the right conference in order to do what they're doing.
I don't think they have this record if they had to play LA/Anaheim/Phoenix more often. Or if they had to play Vancouver more.
They definitely wouldn't have this record if they played in the Atlantic or Northeast divisions.
Most of their games are against teams that can't really come close to matching up skill wise: Nashville can't score, we can't score, St. Louis can't defend or score this year, and Columbus is Columbus. Right place at the right time....
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