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Blackhawks look to end current Game 3 curse

Jun 16, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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The Chicago Blackhawks have yet to win a Game 3 in these Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sure, they’ve managed to overcome this on their way to the Stanley Cup Final. This is a little different, in terms of stakes.

The Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series, as this series moves to Boston for the next two games. Game 3 goes Monday at TD Garden.

It could be the turning point of the final, and the Blackhawks might want to shed their current troubles when it comes to winning the third game of a series.

“Yeah, I knew that stat coming in. I think when you’re at home the first two games, sometimes you get a little bit too comfortable
at home,” Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane told reporters on Sunday.

“Then you come on the road, maybe it’s like a rude awakening when you come and play on the road. We’ve  had  three series to figure that out, learn it. It was a huge Game 4 against L.A. to come back and win that one.

“We definitely want to be better tomorrow, especially in the first game on the road.”

  1. jimeejohnson - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    The only team from either city that is truly cursed is the Chicago Cubs.

    • 8man - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      Nah. It’s just a confluence of bad circumstance. They will get there. And they can sell that futility for a long time. The Red Sox did.

      But, yeah, the Hawks don’t have any futility. 2010 Stanley Cup champions. And then down to a recent Cup champion the Red Wings, 3-1 and they roared back! No futility there.

      Let’s not make this team the underdog. Best in their conference. Best in the league and holders of a 23 or 24 game point streak to start the year. Can’t remember exactly, but it was a lot! Didn’t they clinch a playoff spot in March?

  2. polegojim - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    It’s REALLY easy… play game 3… like it’s game 7… and stop toying around expecting wins to ‘happen’

    • comeonnowguys - Jun 17, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      That’s exactly it. For the Minnesota and LA series, they basically took their foot off of the gas, and rightfully paid for it.

      It seems like they already played their Game 3, which was the second period of game 2.

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