Bulls, Blackhawks could move on to second round with wins

April 26, 2011

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The Bulls' Derrick Rose (left) and the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews

It's a busy day in Chicago sports. Both the Bulls and the Blackhawks could move on to the next round of the playoffs if they win their respective games Tuesday night.

It's winner take all in Vancouver. The Blackhawks and Canucks face off in the seventh and deciding game of their first round series. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks have won three straight games to even up the series after losing the first three. Blackhawks' Coach Joel Quenneville says the team has been more relaxed since losing those first three games.

"We've been effective on the road. We got the momentum. We want to sustain it. We want to keep it," Quenneville said after Sunday's overtime win. "We expect a fun building. And I think, like I said, there's no pressure on us from Game 4 on and we got the same approach going into Game 7."

Game time is at 9:00 since it's being played in Vancouver.

The early game is on the hardwood. The Bulls' Derrick Rose is expected to play in tonight's Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers. He has a sprained ankle. The Bulls can wrap up the series if they win.

The game starts at 7:00 on the West Side.