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Hawks thrive again on adversity

Facing rowdy crowd, no power plays and relentless Sharks, Chicago won Game 1

Updated: May 16, 2010, 11:34 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

They're calling this a threshold moment in San Jose, meaning that with every loss we can expect Sharks fans to start circling and the demons to start whispering and the other team to appear as loose and relaxed and lightning quick, as the Blackhawks did Sunday in their 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

The Hawks, of course, have their own threshold to cross and their own contract issues looming. But that's perhaps the most impressive quality about them. They seem ...

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