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2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Two

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Two

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GAME 1

at Hawks 4

Bruins 3 (3OT)

GAME 2

Bruins 2

at Hawks 1 (OT)

GAME 3

7 p.m. Monday

at Bruins, NBCSN

GAME 4

7 p.m. Wednesday

at Bruins, Ch. 5

GAME 5

7 p.m. Saturday

at Hawks, Ch. 5

GAME 6 if necessary

7 p.m. June 24

at Bruins, Ch. 5

GAME 7 if necessary

7 p.m. June 26

at Hawks, Ch. 5

BOSTON — The Blackhawks are used to reeling teams in during the playoffs.

Over the last four postseasons, they’re 14-14 in Games  1-3 but 19-6 in Games  4-7. They might have hooked a little bigger catch than they bargained for in the Bruins. But the Hawks thrive on adversity. The way they frittered away momentum against the Bruins in a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 2 that cost them home-ice advantage, they seem to depend on it.

‘‘I think it’s a great challenge,’’ coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday at TD Garden, where the Hawks will face the Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. ‘‘We went into Detroit, knew we had to win a game. We put ourselves in a tough spot there.’’

The Hawks always feel they control their destiny. When they’re in a tough spot, they blame themselves for the predicament. It could be that the Bruins took command on their own. But that’s what Games 3 and 4 will determine.

Quenneville also intimated that his team is comfortable playing every other day. The first two games were played on two days or more of rest. Games 3 and 4 will be on one day of rest.

‘‘We’re excited about being on the road; we haven’t been on the road in a bit,’’ Quenneville said. ‘‘With a day’s rest, we like playing hockey. With those extra days, we like to get back out there and play. Let’s play our game, play to our strengths. We’re excited about the challenge.’’

The first two games have gone back and forth as the Hawks and Bruins appear evenly matched. After losing the momentum and seemingly their legs in the last two periods of Game 2, the Hawks will be looking for a more sustained effort.

‘‘Every game’s different,’’ Patrick Kane said. ‘‘We knew coming in playing against Boston that it was going to be a new challenge for us. They’re in the Stanley Cup Final for a reason. It’s not like you’re going to have the momentum or dominate for three periods.

‘‘Obviously, you’d love to do that. We played a great first period. For whatever reason, the second and third, the first overtime, got away from us. We know momentum’s huge in the playoffs. You want to keep it as long as you can. When you let the other team have it, you want to get it back. That’s something we’ll try to do as quickly as possible [in Game 3].’’



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