Chicago Blackhawks fans savor Game 4 win

June 28, 2013 6:16:13 AM PDT
The Chicago Blackhawks are one victory away from the Stanley Cup Finals following their win over the L.A. Kings Thursday night.

Their fans are still celebrating as the team returns to Chicago for game five. The Blackhawks team store on Michigan Avenue was jammed on Friday, and the breakfast crowd at the unofficial restaurant for the Chicago Blackhawks had victory on their lips Friday.

The Palace Grill customers were savoring Thursday night's win.

"I thought it was wonderful -- they played really well," said Hawks fan Pat Higgins. "The only thing that was kind of terrifying was when they were three on five."

"Exciting game -- I had a funny feeling they were gonna win -- a lot of effort," said Hawks fan Mike Carfagnini. "It was all about the effort last night, so now one more game and that's it. Go Chicago!"

With a win against the L.A. Kings, the team is now one game away from returning to the Stanley Cup Finals, and Hawks fans are having flashbacks to 2010 when the Hawks won it all.

"I see a real tough series against the Boston Bruins; they're going to wrap it up in four, and then we'll see what the Hawks can do against them," said Hawks fan John Aubin.

But first, the Hawks will have to beat the Kings Saturday night at the United Center to clinch the series and move on. That will not be their last chance; even if the Hawks lose on Saturday, they will have two more chances to close out the Western Conference Finals series.

Meanwhile, Chicago is seeing red. Even the dinosaur outside the Feld Museum is sporting a jersey.

For those hoping to still get tickets for Saturday, glass seats on StubHub will cost you anywhere from $2,400 to about $5,000, but there are plenty of other seats left for less.

"Just to get in the door for standing room only, it's looking at about $165 right now," said Jeff Doden of StubHub Chicago. "For upper level seats, it looks like it's starting at $225, and then for the lower level, it's over $500 right now -- so it's pricey."

The NHL warns customers to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets and merchandise, which can start to come out as a team marches toward the Stanley Cup Finals.


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