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Blackhawks lose to the Ducks in the cruelest fashion
Blackhawks lose to the Ducks in the cruelest fashion

Nobody in a sparse Blackhawks dressing room said it. Nobody in a white Indian-head sweater would dare show it. But any veteran observer of Chicago sports sensed it Monday night at Honda Center, from the hushed tones of player comments to the heavy vibe hanging in the empty stalls. This was the cruelest way for the Blackhawks to lose any game, let alone a playoff game with Stanley Cup title implications. No matter how much resolve a team has, the method to this loss was pure madness. Frustrate your fans by falling too far behind early on the road. Stage an amazing rally in the final two minutes that teased everybody with possibility. Then lose 45 seconds into overtime when Matt...

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