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Bruins now face steep uphill battle

CHICAGO — Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, all 112:08 of it, proved what most of us thought prior to puck drop: The Blackhawks in no way mirror the leaderless, quick-fold Penguins.

The Penguins got off on the wrong foot against the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals and never found their balance, ushered out in four straight games after never holding the lead for one second over four games.

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