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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013

It takes 16 wins. Can the Blackhawks do it again?

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Carol talks to Blackhawks historian Bob Verdi about the team’s past and its present.


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Bob Verdi (Chicago Tribune file photo)

It appears the Chicago Blackhawks will have the services of winger Marian Hossa for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday, “I’m going to say (Hossa’s) likely to play” in Game 4.

Hossa was a late scratch in Game 3 on Monday night and the Hawks missed the veteran’s stalwart two-way play during a 2-0 defeat that dropped them into a 2-1 hole in the best-of-seven series.

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Marian Hossa celebrates with Jonathan Toews after his first period goal against the Wild (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)

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When the Stanley Cup Final is tied after two games, the winner of the third game historically goes on to win the whole thing 84 percent of the time.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ chances to win that game became precipitously more difficult in warmups Monday: Winger Marian Hossa suffered an injury that caused him to miss Game 3 at TD Garden.

A disjointed, semi-organized Hawks team survived the first period, but a Daniel Paille score and a Patrice Bergeron power play goal produced a 2-0 lead for the Bruins after two periods at TD Garden. That score would be the final.

Game 4 of the series is Wednesday night at 7pm in Boston. Coverage begins at 6:50pm on 720 WGN, wgnradio.com, our apps, TuneIn and iHeartRadio.

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Bruins left wing Daniel Paille scores in the second period. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)

Carol talks to WGN’s own Dave Eanet about his predictions for Monday night’s game, and she also hears his opinion on the Russian president who allegedly stole a Super Bowl ring.


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Dave Eanet

Johnny B. talks to NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup champion, Hall of Famer, and a former head coach of the ’Hawks Denis Savard about the Blackhawks vs. the Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight in Boston.


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Denis Savard (WGN Radio photo)

Nick Leddy discusses Game 2 on WGN Radio’s postgame show.

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Nick Leddy

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“We know we got to be good,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said before Saturday night’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. “I know they’re going to be hungry and ready. We have to be better.”

They were better at first, but a Daniel Paille score in overtime provided a 2-1 win and tied the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1.

The series moves to Boston for Game 3, Monday night at 7 p.m. CT. Pregame begins at 6:50 p.m. on 720 WGN, wgnradio.com, our apps, TuneIn and iHeartRadio.

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The Bruins’ Chris Kelly celebrates as goalie Corey Crawford allows the game-winning goal to Daniel Paille in overtime. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

The gang gets the news from media day today from WGN Radio host Jordan Bernfield about the differences between the Blackhawks and Bruins, Shaw’s agitating play style, as well as Nathan Horton’s injury and how that affects the Bruins.


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Jordan Bernfield

Sports Night talks to Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network about Tuukka Rask’s comments after game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night, his comparisons between the gameplay of the Hawks and the Bruins, and his assessment of the Bruins going into game 2 on Saturday.


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Andrew Shaw is unable to score on Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the second period. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)

Kap and Andrea check-in with Edzo regarding his thoughts from last night with trying to keep up with Boston in the hits column, the absence of the Blackhawks’ top snipers, and his opinions on how the Hawks will win the Stanley Cup.


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Former Chicago Blackhawks player Eddie Olczyk poses Thursday October 11, 2012 at IceLand, the Niles rink where he began skating. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)

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