Chicago Blackhawks: Doug Padilla

Cubs, Sox turn out to support Blackhawks

May, 30, 2013
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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CHICAGO -- The White Sox and Cubs were back to being enemies a day after uniting in support of the Blackhawks.

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesPaul Konerko's shoot-the-puck moment on Wednesday went a little smoother than Jeff Samardzija's.
Many players from both sides, as well as both managers, were in attendance at the United Center on Wednesday night as the Blackhawks eliminated the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the NHL's Western Conference semifinals.

In fact, the White Sox's Paul Konerko and the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija participated in the Blackhawks' shoot-the-puck promotion between periods. Samardzija missed all five of his shots, while Konerko, a former youth hockey player in Rhode Island, made two of his five.

"It was fun," Konerko said. "I didn't know really what to expect out there but I had fun with it. It was over and done with pretty quick."

Samardzija made no excuses for his struggles.

"I had to ask Konerko how to do it," he said. "I should have gone second. I'm pretty ashamed. My father was really mad at me. He's trying to get me to change my name to my mom's (maiden name)."

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