Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Chicago at Nashville, 17 December 2013
Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks return to Bridgestone Arena to try and regain the Conference III Championship Belt at the place they lost it. The Nashville Predators try to continue their record belt run.
Let’s see how they stack up:
The Tale of The Tape:
|Chicago Blackhawks||Nashville Predators|
|Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville||Coach||Barry “No Neck No Mercy” Trotz|
|Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (45)||Points Leader||David “The Original” Legwand (22)|
|Kane (19)||Goals Leader||Patric “Clean Face” Hornqvist, Mike “The Chin” Fisher and Shea “Captain Fear” Weber (7)|
||Goaltender||Carter “The Adventure” Hutton|
|Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival||Threero||Richard “Dicky” Clune|
|Ben “Buzzfeed” Smith||Rookie To Watch||Seth “The 28th Amendment” Jones|
|1||Title Belts Won||2|
|1-3 as Challenger, 3-1 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||1-1 as Champion, 2-1 as Challenger|
Nashville won The Conference III Championship Belt by beating Chicago 7-2 in the Nastiness In Nashville November 16 and retained by knocking off Dallas 3-1 December 12, as immortalized by Hutton. As Friend of the III Zack Bennett pointed out, that makes Dallas the Brooklyn Brawler. Nashville is on a record month-long title run.
No matter the outcome, the next challenge will come December 27. If Nashville retains, they’ll travel to Dallas for another title match against the Stars. If the Blackhawks take The Belt, they’ll defend it that day at home against Colorado; it would be the Avs’ first shot at the belt.