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Cubs bring bad luck to the United Center as Blackhawks drop Game 1

Updated: April 17, 2010, 2:34 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- There was a simple culprit Friday night, and it's hard to believe the Blackhawks didn't see it coming.

The (expletive deleted) Cubs.

The Cubs, losers of two straight first-round playoff series, not to mention the past century, came en masse to the United Center to cheer on the Hawks, thanks to Ryan Dempster's team-bonding idea, and hung out in a lower suite. Blackhawks president John McDonough, the former majordomo of the Cubs' marketing machine, provided ...

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