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Christopher L. Gasper

Blackhawks bullied the Bruins

You didn’t think it was going to be that easy did you?

The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have that kind of skill, skating, and scoring ability. But they have a key ingredient Pittsburgh lacked — a sandpaper side to their game. The Blackhawks are willing to do what the Penguins never were in the Bruins’ four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference final. Chicago is willing to get its hands dirty and let the game get ugly and messy to win.

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