If they do in fact exist, the hockey gods will schedule a first-round meeting between the Canucks and Blackhawks.

A series between the Canucks and Hawks would be a just reward for a city that has filled GM Place for well over 250 consecutive games.

If yesterday’s showdown was any indication, the potential post-season meeting would be off the charts in entertainment value.

There was the flow that hockey fans yearn for; Chicago skates extremely well and appears more than willing to trade chances with their opposition. Perhaps that’s because the Blackhawks don’t possess the personnel necessary to play shutdown hockey, but the result is so aesthetically pleasing that the reason is of little consequence.

– Scott Rintoul can be heard Monday-Friday on the TEAM 1040 from 6-9 a.m.