Throughout their series against the Predators, the Blackhawks often failed to reach the level of competitiveness needed in the postseason.
Coach Joel Quenneville knew exactly whom to blame for that lack of intensity: himself.
"We (didn't) compete to the level that's necessary, (and) I take that personally, as a coach, that we didn't find the all-out button, didn't get the job done," Quenneville said. "There's a certain level come playoff time you have to get to, and we didn't find it. That's on me."
When the Predators pushed, the Hawks didn't push back. It started with the two games at the United Center, in which the Hawks were...