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3 KEYS: Blackhawks’ 3-2 comeback win in Game 6

THREE KEYS
to Game 6

1. 17 SECONDS

What transpired in the final 1:16 of Game 6 at TD Garden is what legends are made of — make that, what champions are made of. The Hawks scored twice in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup. In a 17-second blur, winger Bryan Bickell scored on a nice feed from Jonathan Toews to tie the score at 2, and center Dave Bolland scored the game-winner.

2. The Penalty kill

The Hawks’ penalty kill had been a strength all season and postseason until the Stanley Cup Final against the Bruins. But not in Game 6. Not when the Stanley Cup was in the building and it was needed most. The Hawks’ PK took care of the Bruins’ four power plays to keep things close when they were getting outplayed.

3. The 1-0 lead

The Bruins, as everyone should have expected, came out buzzing in the first period. The desperation was clear as they generated plenty of good chances. The Bruins had 32 shot attempts in the first period while the Hawks had just eight. Like the Bruins in Game 2, the Hawks were fortunate to be down 1-0. It gave the Hawks a chance.

Adam L. Jahns

Updated: June 25, 2013 1:35AM



THREE KEYS TO GAME 6

1. 17 SECONDS

What transpired in the final 1:16 of Game 6 at TD Garden is what legends are made of — make that, what champions are made of. The Hawks scored twice in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup. In a 17-second blur, winger Bryan Bickell scored on a nice feed from Jonathan Toews to tie the score at 2, and center Dave Bolland scored the game-winner.

2. THE PENALTY KILL

The Hawks’ penalty kill had been a strength all season and postseason until the Stanley Cup Final against the Bruins. But not in Game 6. Not when the Stanley Cup was in the building and it was needed most. The Hawks’ PK took care of the Bruins’ four power plays to keep things close when they were getting outplayed.

3. THE 1-0 LEAD

The Bruins, as everyone should have expected, came out buzzing in the first period. The desperation was clear as they generated plenty of good chances. The Bruins had 32 shot attempts in the first period while the Hawks had just eight. Like the Bruins in Game 2, the Hawks were fortunate to be down 1-0. It gave the Hawks a chance.



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