To Beantown and back
The Bulls and Blackhawks are in the playoffs together for the first time since 1997.
Follow Chicago Tribune photojournalist Scott Strazzante as he travels from Chicago to Boston — and back — to cover the Bulls vs. the Celtics on Saturday morning before flying back for the Hawks and Flames at the United Center at night.
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5:00 a.m. (CDT) -- Arriving at O'Hare( Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune / April 18, 2009 )
At 5 a.m., I arrived at O'Hare Airport's Terminal 3 to start my daylong playoff odyssey that will take me from Chicago to Boston and then back to Chicago covering along the way a pair of Chicago playoff games. The first will be at 11:30 am, when the Chicago Bulls' opening game of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs begins in Boston. I honestly don't even know the name of the arena that the Celtics play in. I know that it's not the Boston Garden. I hope my cabbie at Logan Airport knows. After the Bulls' game, I head back to Chicago for Game 2 of the Blackhawks' series against Calgary. My flight doesn't arrive back at O'Hare until 7:06 p.m., so it might be a little tight making it to the United Center for the 8 p.m. puck drop, but I am optimistic that all will work out fine.
Listen to Scott's thoughts before leaving