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Puck stops here: Suburban sports bars cater to Hawks fans

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Wings and beer make a great combo for the Blackhawks games at the Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

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Fans can do shots from a hockey stick during the game at Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

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Chelios' Pub & Grill regular Rhonda Rising of Naperville sits at the bar with Dave Weber of Naperville, Kim Kennedy of Aurora and Chris Haas of Oswego.

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Amanda Muruato shows off her team spirit at Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

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Hawks fans can enjoy pizza, beer and wings served up by Dani D'Ambrose, left, and Jessica Larsen at the Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

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Regular customer Scott Kennedy of Aurora wears his Jonathan Toews jersey while sitting with wife Kim at Chelios' Pub in Aurora.

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Fans can play a Hawks bingo game at Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

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Bartender Yumanela Candelaria and customer Jake Parker, both of Aurora, play bags on the front patio at Chelios' Pub & Grill in Aurora.

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Andy Haas of Oswego is a regular at Chelios' Pub & Grill in Aurora. He's been a Blackhawks fan for about 20 years. He started wearing the headdress to the bar when the team went to the finals.

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A chief wears the official Chicago Blackhawks jersey, with hockey stick in hand, at Chelios' Pub in Aurora.

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Regular customer Scott Kennedy of Aurora wears his Jonathan Toews jersey at Chelios' Pub in Aurora.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

A Blackhawks jersey from the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field is mounted at Chelios' Pub in Aurora.

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A signed Marian Hossa jersey is framed and mounted to the ceiling at Chelios' Pub in Aurora.

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Andy Haas of Oswego is a regular at Chelios' Pub & Grill in Aurora. He's been a Blackhawks fan for about 20 years and started wearing the headdress when the team went to the finals.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Young Chicago Blackhawks fans Nick DiBenardo, Nick D'Ambrose, Simon Marinelli, Michael Krefft and Jack Muccianti, all 13 and from Addison, hang out at the Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Wings and beer make a great combo for the Blackhawks games at the Blue Line Bar & Grill in Addison.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

About this Article

The Blackhawks just won the first game in triple overtime of the Stanley Cup Finals, which means hockey mania is at a fever pitch throughout Chicago and the suburbs. The pricey tickets may be out of reach, but you can still share the action with other fans by catching the game at a local sports bar. Many will be offering perks like specials and giveaways plus an electric atmosphere.
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