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Blackhawks Daily: Happy Gilmore Returns; Avalanche Still Alive

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Today’s Blackhawks Daily looks at the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the return of a cinema legend–hockey player turned golfer–Happy Gilmore.

First, the playoffs.

The Dallas Stars came into Game Five with a 3-1 series lead. With their backs against the wall, the Avalanche needed a big win to avoid being eliminated. It didn’t get off to a good start for the Avalanche as Joe Pavelski (remarkably) scored his first goal of the playoffs at 9:03 of the first period. The Avalanche found a way to respond though and it came with one second left in the first, Artturi Lehkonen tied it up.

In the second period, Miro Heiskanen scored a beautiful goal to make it 2-1 Dallas. Heiskanen, the third overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, is one of the clear Conn Smythe Trophy favorites if Dallas wins.

Cale Makar, who was drafted one spot later at four in 2017, tied it up just a few minutes later. It was a dart of a shot on the power play to get it tied again.

The Avalanche needed a big third and they got it. 39-year-old Zach Parise thought he might be playing in his last NHL game but he made a tremendous play using his speed and tenacity to set up a goal for Casey Mittelstadt. Not long after that, Makar scored his second of the game to make it 4-2. The Avalanche would go on to prevail 5-3.

Now, onto the other–a sequel to Happy Gilmore has been greenlit and announced to be released on Netflix. For those old enough (Nate) to be in their formative years when the original was released, this is like Christmas Day arriving early. Along with Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore was the twin billing of Adam Sandler classics that propelled his movie career but also led to quotes that still live onto to this day.

Welcome back Happy. Everyone looks forward to how the Happy Gilmore-Shooter McGavin duel shapes out the second time around.

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