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Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5
Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game 5 at the United Center trailing 4-3, they did so with passion and purpose that had been missing too often during this series. They came out flying around furiously, intent on making something happen other than the ending everybody in the building but the Kings feared. They attacked like a team with something to protect, finally. They tapped into their pride and fought to give themselves a fighting chance. Ben Smith epitomized that...

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