Miracle on Ice II? Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks to Meet for a Possibly Miraculous Game 7

Did anybody else notice that the final score of Game 6 (4-3) was the same score as the United States' legendary semifinal win in the 1980 Winter Olympics over the Soviet Union?

That's not the only similarity that I see between that game and this surprisingly-ongoing series between the Blackhawks and Canucks.

Like the Soviets in 1980, Vancouver was the overwhelming favorite to win the championship. Or, at the very least, get past a certain team from America; especially if the Canucks get a 3-0 lead in the series.

Like the USSR, the 'Nucks have one of the best goaltenders in the game. And like the Soviet coach did with Vladislav Tretiak after the first period of the Miracle on Ice, Vancouver's coach made a sudden decision prior to Game 6 to bench his star goalie.

So is this all a sign of history repeating itself? Well, if the Blackhawks pull off the unthinkable, I will, as Al Michaels famously said, "believe in miracles."

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