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Expect more of the same for the rest of the series. The Blackhawks think if Rask can see the puck coming, it will be next to impossible to score against the 6-foot-2 goalie.
"Sometimes you can maybe beat them with one-timers, but I think traffic is the key," Quenneville said. "Loose pucks, getting to the net is critical scoring goals against these top guys."
The Blackhawks and Bruins had kept an eye on each other for weeks as both teams progressed through the playoffs, but the three-overtime thriller was their first game since Boston's 3-2 shootout victory on Oct. 15, 2011. There were no games against teams from the other conference during the lockout-shortened season.
After all that video and scouting, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said the Bruins are everything he thought they would be, and then some.
"I know you watch them, now you get to play against them, you see they're fast, maybe faster than you anticipated," he said. "Their top line was extremely dangerous. They've got some guys that can make plays. They got patience with the puck. Certainly got our attention."
|New England||2/1/15 5:30 PM|
|Coll of Charleston||47||FINAL|
|(9) Florida State||82||FINAL|
|(11) Arizona State||68||FINAL|
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