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Jonathan Toews sustains upper body injury 06-22-2013
Jonathan Toews C CHI
Jonathan Toews is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Toews absorbed a hard hit by Boston's Johnny Boychuk. He was limited to just 12:56 minutes of playing time as a result. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is hoping Toews will be available in Game 6.
Zdeno Chara nets lone Bruins goal in loss 06-22-2013
Zdeno Chara D BOS
Zdeno Chara scored a goal in a 3-1 defeat in Game 5. David Krejci and Milan Lucic each recorded an assist on the Bruins' lone goal. Johnny Boychuk logged 24:51 minutes and was the only Boston player to finish with a plus/minsu rating above zero. Daniel Paille led the team with four shots on goal. Dennis Seidenberg was credited with a team-high four blocked shots.
Kane scores twice, Hawks lead series 3-2 06-22-2013
Patrick Kane RW CHI
Patrick Kane scored two goals in Chicago's 3-1 win on Saturday. Kane now has three goals and five points in five contests in the Stanley Cup Final. Dave Bolland scored an empty-net goal with 14 seconds remaining in the contest. Jonathan Toews assisted on both of Kane's goals. Johnny Oduya, Bryan Bickell, and Michael Frolik each registered an assist for the Blackhawks. Niklas Hjalmarsson had a team-high plus-three rating in 22:15 minutes of ice time.
Corey Crawford saves 24 shots, wins Game 5 06-22-2013
Corey Crawford G CHI
Corey Crawford kicked out 24 of 25 shots in a 3-1 victory Saturday. Crawford was heavily criticized for his performance in Chicago's 6-5 overtime victory in Game 4, but he bounced back nicely tonight. Going into this season, Crawford was regarded as Chicago's weak link and it seems like their are people that still hold him to that label. All the same, he's been consistently good since the start of the season and he's been a big part of the Blackhawks' success. They now have a 3-2 series lead.
Tuukka Rask solid, but Bruins drop Game 5 06-22-2013
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask saved 29 of 31 shots in a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Rask was beaten twice by Patrick Kane. The Bruins goaltender had a strong contest overall, but the pressure will now be on him and Boston after falling behind 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Final. Regardless of what happens though, Rask has been phenomenal in the postseason and has successfully lived up to the high standards set by Tim Thomas' 2011 playoff run.
Jonathan Toews is likely hurt 06-22-2013
Jonathan Toews C CHI
Jonathan Toews didn't take a single shift in the first half of the third period.

Tracey Myers on Twitter
Toews remains on the bench, but is likely hurt. He already has two assists Saturday.
Patrice Bergeron hospitalized for observation 06-22-2013
Patrice Bergeron C BOS
Patrice Bergeron has been taken to the hospital "for observation" due to an undisclosed injury. on Twitter
Bergeron was limited to just 49 seconds in the second period. He's a key player for the Bruins both offensively and defensively. After winning the Selke Trophy in 2012, he was a finalist again this year.
Bergeron only plays 49 seconds in 2nd period 06-22-2013
Patrice Bergeron C BOS
Patrice Bergeron was limited to just 49 seconds in the second period.

Fluto Shinzawa on Twitter
Bergeron is presumably suffering from an undisclosed injury and given that this is the Stanley Cup Final, the Bruins probably won't offer much in the way of clarification. Bergeron had three goals in his last two games going into this contest.
Kaspars Daugavins heads to the press box 06-22-2013
Kaspar Daugavins LW BOS
Kaspars Daugavins is a healthy scratch in Game 5 on Saturday.

Darren Dreger on Twitter
Daugavins had one shot and two hits on Wednesday. He logged 5:57 minutes in Boston's 6-5 overtime defeat.
Carl Soderberg makes his NHL playoff debut 06-22-2013
Carl Soderberg C COL
Carl Soderberg is playing in Game 5 on Saturday.

Darren Dreger on Twitter
Soderberg only has six games worth of NHL experience, so don't expect him to get much playing time in the Stanley Cup Final. That being said, he had 31 goals and 60 points in 54 Swedish Elite League games this season.
Report: Wild have interest in Fleury 06-22-2013
Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT
The Minnesota Wild are interested in Marc-Andre Fleury.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
That doesn't mean the Penguins are willing to trade him of course. Penguins GM Ray Shero has suggested that he intends to keep Fleury for the 2013-14 campaign, despite the goaltenders struggles in Pittsburgh's last two playoff runs. It's always possible that Shero will change his mind if presented with an offer he feels he can't refuse, but keep in mind that Tomas Vokoun is only a short-term alternative given his age and possible in-house alternatives like Jeff Zatkoff and Eric Hartzell don't have any NHL experience.
Ballard, agent unclear on Canucks' plan 06-22-2013
Keith Ballard D MIN
Keith Ballard's agent, Ben Hankinson, hasn't spoken with the Canucks since the end of the season so he isn't sure what the team plans to do this off-season with regard to his client.

Vancouver Sun
"My guess is they are going to push the trade front as hard as they can, probably up to the (June 30) draft, and see where that takes them," Hankinson said. Ballard has two years remaining on his current deal at $4.2 million per season and he's considered to be a strong candidate to be bought out. "It will be good for him if he does get bought out because he'll get a fresh start somewhere else," Hankinson added.
V. Stalberg unsure about future with Hawks 06-22-2013
Viktor Stalberg RW CAR
Viktor Stalberg isn't sure if he'll be back with Chicago next season, but he's trying to stay focused on playoff picture right now.

Chicago Sun-Times
"We'll take that when the time comes. Right now, it's about winning here with this group," he said. "And we can do something special here. You never know when you're going to have a chance to be in the Final again, so you've got to do everything and leave everything out there right now. And we'll figure that part out after the year." He was a healthy scratch for the first two games in Round 2 and in the first two contests of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Shero: Draft won't be deadline to sign Letang 06-22-2013
Kris Letang D PIT
Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero isn't looking at the draft as a deadline to sign Kris Letang.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"If we go to the end of next week and he's not signed, does that mean he's traded? No," Shero said. The Penguins dealt Jordan Staal at the 2012 draft, but Shero doesn't view that as a set precedent. Shero added, "We'll continue to talk to [Letang and his agent] and hope to have a deal. I would like to keep him and extend him."
GM Shero: Dupuis is 'deserving of a raise' 06-22-2013
Pascal Dupuis LW PIT
Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero admitted that Pascal Dupuis is "certainly deserving of a raise."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"He's gotten better as he's gone on," said Shero. "Usually, it works the opposite. Whatever he gets, he'll deserve, whether it's from us or someone else." Dupuis made $1.5 million the past two seasons with the Penguins. He hit the 20-goal mark both times during that span and recorded a career-high 59 points in 2011-12. He would like to return to Pittsburgh and negotiations have already started, but if new terms cannot be agreed to then he could end up testing the market as a free agent.
Ryan Murray hopes to be cleared for contact 06-22-2013
Ryan Murray D CLB
Ryan Murray expects his surgically-repaired shoulder to be cleared for contact just before Columbus' annual development camp.
He will be back in Columbus on July 3 to get examined by team doctors. "The shoulder feels 100 percent and I have no limitations whatsoever in any of my training or exercises I've been doing on the ice," Murray said. "It feels great, I'm really excited and now I just need to get that final OK from the doctor to do contact." He'll use the development camp to prepare for the team's big camp in the fall.
Soderberg waits to see if he'll play Saturday 06-22-2013
Carl Soderberg C COL
If Carl Soderberg plays in Game 5 then it will give Boston's fourth line a different look.

CSN New England
Soderberg is more of a playmaker, which could blend in well with Rich Peverley, but if Kaspars Daugavins suits up instead then the line, which also features Shawn Thornton, takes on more of a gritty feel. Coach Claude Julien is unsure what direction to take, but since he usually opts for experience it would a tad bit surprising if he decided to go with Soderberg.
Flooding forces Dana Tyrell to evacuate 06-22-2013
Dana Tyrell C CLB
Dana Tyrell was forced to evacuate his home Thursday night ahead of the major flooding, which impact several communities in southern Alberta.

St. Petersburg Times
"My condo is right next to the Saddledome," Tyrell said. "It's crazy. I've never seen anything like it." The Saddledome reportedly had water filled up to the 10th row of seats. Tyrell said his condo, which sits on the 17th floor, won't be damaged by the flooding, but for now he has to live with his parents in Airdrie, Alberta because "everything is shut down."
Tuukka Rask confident in bounce-back ability 06-22-2013
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask is unfazed by his sub-par outing in Game 4 going into Saturday's contest.

CSN New England
"[We're] really confident. I think that's one of our good qualities as a team," he said. "We never let things bother us. [There's] nothing special. [You] just move on. Take the good things, focus on the positive things and negative things, and see what you got to improve. That's about it." Rask has bounced back well during the 2013 playoffs after allowing four or more goals in a game. Coming off those games, he has compiled a 4-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage.
Agent claims Bryzgalov wants to stay 06-22-2013
Ilya Bryzgalov G ANA
Ilya Bryzgalov's agent, Ritch Winter, told Sportsnet 960 radio in Alberta that his client is "up for the challenge" to try to turn things in Philadelphia if he gets the chance.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
"It's a very tough, tough situation, because the media, for whatever reason, tends to focus on goaltending," Winter said. "He'd rather stay in Philadelphia, he'd rather work through this, he'd rather make Philadelphia's goaltending a strength instead of a weakness." Bryzgalov hasn't endeared himself to the media and there have been murmurs that he isn't well liked in the Flyers' dressing room, so Winter could be trying to paint a more favorable picture for his client for other potential suitors. It will be interesting to see what GM Paul Holmgren does this off-season with regard to his team's goaltending situation. If he can acquire another netminder then Bryzgalov could be bought out.
Sather is speaking with Lundqvist's agent 06-22-2013
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
Rangers GM Glen Sather spoke with Henrik Lundqvist's agent, Don Meehan, Friday morning.

The Bergen Record
He expects the two of them will meet face to face next week to further discuss a contract extension for Lundqvist. He has one year remaining on his current contract and locking up their franchise goaltender is a top priority.
Columnist wouldn't use buyout on Bertuzzi 06-22-2013
Todd Bertuzzi RW DET
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press doesn't think Detroit should use a buyout on Todd Bertuzzi.

Detroit Free Press
He missed most of the lockout-shortened season because of nerve pain in his back and right leg, but he was healthy enough to play in the postseason. The Wings will move to the Eastern Conference next season and a big, rugged forward like Bertuzzi should help them out in that regard.
Ruff will look to fill out coaching staff 06-22-2013
Ted Donato RW Bos
Lindy Ruff may bring ex-Buffalo assistant coach James Patrick with him to Dallas.

Dallas Morning News
He was let go by the Sabres at the end of the season, so he may join Ruff on the Stars' coaching staff. Ruff said he hasn't started his search for assistants yet. The team retained assistant coach Curt Fraser, who worked with the forwards, and Patrick worked with the defensemen in Buffalo so it could be a good fit.
Miller situation will decide Enroth's role 06-22-2013
Jhonas Enroth G ANA
Jhonas Enroth just inked a two-year extension with Buffalo, but he still understands that the Sabres are Ryan Miller's team.

Buffalo News
"As it is right now, Ryan is the starter," said Enroth, who will reportedly earn an average of $1.25 million per season. "Obviously, I care what's going to happen with Ryan. He's a very good friend of mine now. I look up to him a lot and wish him all the best. I try to not worry too much about that right now. I'm just going to try and get ready and get in shape for the season." GM Darcy Regier said that Enroth will be a starter at some point in his career, but where and when that happens will probably depend on what happens with Miller.
Hossa misses practice, will play in Game 5 06-22-2013
Marian Hossa RW CHI
Marian Hossa didn't take part in Saturday's morning skate, but he will play in Game 5.

Chicago Tribune
"(Hossa's) fine," coach Joel Quenneville said after the session. "He's going to play, and we'll say he should be better." The Hawks believe Hossa will be better able to contribute than when he returned from his one-game absence in Game 4 Wednesday night.
Jagr skips skate, should play Saturday night 06-22-2013
Jaromir Jagr RW FLA
Jaromir Jagr didn't skate Saturday morning, but he should still be expected to play in Game 5 at Chicago.

Boston Globe
He has taken the option not to skate before and as coach Claude Julien pointed out at the time, "he's 41." Expect to see him playing on his regular spot alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron Saturday night.
Daugavins or Soderberg for Bruins in Gm 5? 06-22-2013
Kaspar Daugavins LW BOS
Kaspars Daugavins was back on the fourth line during Saturday's morning skate.

Boston Globe
Carl Soderberg saw shifts on the fourth line during Friday's skate, while Daugavins skated as the odd man out. It isn't clear who the Bruins will go with yet in Game 5, but the pregame warmup should give a better indication.
Contract talks hit a snag with Ben Lovejoy 06-22-2013
Ben Lovejoy D NJ
Contract talks between Anaheim and Ben Lovejoy are reportedly not going well.

Orange County Register
GM Bob Murray said that the two sides "we're a long, long way apart." Lovejoy became a top-four defenseman for the Ducks, while earning a salary of $525,000 over the past three seasons. He can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Saku Koivu, Ducks close to extension? 06-22-2013
Saku Koivu C ANA
Saku Koivu appears to be close to re-signing with the Anaheim Ducks.

Orange County Register
"Talks are ongoing," GM Bob Murray said Friday. "Talks are fairly far along. I'm not going to guarantee something will get done. It's a long way still." It's possible that something could be worked out prior to NHL Entry Draft next week.
Ducks return to waiting game with Selanne 06-22-2013
Teemu Selanne RW ANA
The Anaheim Ducks will wait for Teemu Selanne to decide on his future again, but they are more than will willing to welcome him back if he chooses to continue playing.

Orange County Register
"He's very undecided," Ducks GM Bob Murray said Friday. "And that's nothing new. I'm going to give him all the time he needs. To me, this is not time-critical as other years. I don't think it's going to be anyway. Unless something drastic happens. We're in pretty good shape." The Ducks had stellar performances from Emerson Etem and Kyle Palmieri during the playoffs, so the need to get Selanne signed isn't thought to be as strong this off-season. Selanne will turn 43 years of age on July 3.
Bryan Bickell likes battling with Zdeno Chara 06-22-2013
Bryan Bickell LW CAR
Chicago left winger Bryan Bickell says he's focused on trying to control Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara in the Stanely Cup Final.
Bickell wrote in a blog at that his "job now to help us win the Stanley Cup is to battle with and try to control Chara. It's not easy, but it's my role right now on the line I'm on with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. I've got to thrive in it because when I do I know it opens up ice for them. Chara is a big man. He covers a lot of ice. He's the best defensive defenseman in the (NHL) today. But we need to wear him down and I need to hit him at any chance I get to slow him down and get him out of position. The battle with him for position in front of the net is difficult but I need to stick with it because I know if both of us get to the front of the net that plays to our advantage. He's a big man and if he's in front he can help us out by screening (Boston goalie) Tuukka Rask. I like this challenge of facing Chara and battling with him. It's intimidating and exciting. I don't know that a lot of the guys in the league want to battle against him. . ."
Ottawa may be interested in Briere 06-22-2013
Daniel Briere C COL
Although they have plenty of undersized forwards, the Senators may be interested in signing Danny Briere.

Ottawa Sun
Briere, who had his contract bought out by the Flyers earlier this week, is a playoff-tested veteran who could help the Sens in the short term. That said, the 35-year-old has seen his best days and has a concussion history that should worry potential suitors. It will be interesting to see what Briere gets on the open market. He will be looking to finish his career with a Stanley Cup contender.
Patrick Sharp gets grief from mates for fall 06-22-2013
Patrick Sharp RW DAL
Patrick Sharp received grief from some Chicago teammates for his celebration after a goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final as the winger fell down in the midst of it.

Chicago Sun-Times
"I'm still proud of it," Sharp said. "I was excited and was screaming and yelling and throwing my arms around and next thing you know I was on my knees. You dream about playing in the finals, winning that Stanley Cup. You score a goal, you feel good about it." Said teammate Patrick Kane: "'Sharpie' doesn't really get too much embarrassment so it's good for him to get his fill."
Vigneault's style could benefit Del Zotto 06-22-2013
Michael Del Zotto D PHI
One player who could benefit greatly from the hiring of Alain Vigneault as head coach of the Rangers is Michael Del Zotto. Del Zotto is exactly the kind of mobile and offensively-gifted defenseman Vigneault encourages to join the rush. The Ranger rearguard is expected to be fully recovered from a sports hernia operation by the time training camp rolls around and seems poised to have a big year with Vigneault at the controls.
Duncan Keith: Hawks need to clear puck better 06-22-2013
Duncan Keith D CHI
Heading into the Stanley Cup Final, the Chicago Blackhawks boasted a dominant penalty kill but, while still effective, it has shown cracks against the Boston Bruins in the series.

Chicago Sun-Times
The Hawks have given up four power-play goals through four games, including two in Game 4 Wednesday night in Boston. "They've been able to capitalize so you have to give them credit," Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith said. "We have to get our clears. There have been a few times when we haven't been able to clear the puck where we've had chances to and they've scored some goals off that."
Marian Hossa misses practice but good to go 06-22-2013
Marian Hossa RW CHI
Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa did not practice Friday but the veteran winger "is fine" and will play in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night at the United Center, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

Chicago Sun-Times
Hossa returned against the Bruins for Game 4 after missing the third match of the best-of-seven series with what Quenneville said was an upper-body injury. "Hossa is fine," Quenneville said. "We expect him to be the same. One thing about 'Hoss,' production offensively or responsibility defensively, complementing our team game in all facets of our game is what we look for. The consistency of what he brings day in and day out is what makes him a special player and a valuable addition to our team. All areas we're going to be leaning on him. No matter where we put him, you know he's going to get the job done. I would expect him to be feeling a lot more comfortable going into (Game 5)."
Evacuation frightens Calgary's Ben Hanowski 06-22-2013
Ben Hanowski RW CAL
Flames prospect Ben Hanowski was one of thousands evacuated from his Alberta home Friday because of massive flooding.

Calgary Sun
The 22-year-old from Little Falls, Minn., has been sharing an apartment with center Max Reinhart, but he was forced to find alternate accommodations as water spilled into the downtown core Friday. "For me, it was definitely scary this morning," Hanowski said. "I've never been a part of a dangerous natural disaster like this, and then it's in a city I don't know and I don't really know my way around that well. So, for me, it was hectic and scary just trying to figure out where I was going to go and how I was going to go about getting there. It was almost terrifying, a little bit. And then I saw right where I was driving about a half an hour later (on TV) and it was completely flooded, so I just got out in the nick of time."
Tallinder invited to Sweden's Olympic camp 06-22-2013
Henrik Tallinder D TOR
Henrik Tallinder was invited to Sweden's Olympic training camp.

Fire and Ice
Of course, the NHL has not yet formally committed to particiapting in the Sochi Olympics in Russia. If they do, Tallinder, who had a disappointing 2013 NHL season, could be on the Swede's blueline.
More ice time for Hawks' Nick Leddy tonight 06-22-2013
Nick Leddy D NYI
Defenseman Nick Leddy played just two minutes, 37 seconds in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final series, by far his lowest total in some time, in the Blackhawks' 6-5 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins. Coach Joel Quenneville said it had more to do with how the game was going than anything else, and that Leddy will be used more in Game 5. "I think we expect Nick to get back to playing more in tomorrow's game," Quenneville said. "I think as the game progressed last game, not getting him out there against the match-up that we were looking for was there, too. Then late in the game we didn't go there. I thought the five guys in our rotation were getting the job done."

CSN Chicago
Coach Joel Quenneville said it had more to do with how the game was going than anything else, and that Leddy will be used more in Game 5. "I think we expect Nick to get back to playing more in (tonight's) game," Quenneville said. "I think as the game progressed last game, not getting him out there against the match-up that we were looking for was there, too. Then late in the game we didn't go there. I thought the five guys in our rotation were getting the job done."
Emelin vows to play physical after return 06-22-2013
Alexei Yemelin D MON
If you are concerned that rugged Canadiens' defenseman Alexei Emelin will not play a physical brand of hockey upon his return from reconstructive knee surgery, don't be.

Montreal Gazette
The Hab rearguard, who will be out of action until November, tore his ACL and MCL after colliding with the Bruins' Milan Lucic in an April 6th game. Emelin has vowed to play the same style of hockey that got him to the NHL when he returns to action. "I will continue playing the same style, said Emelin." It was just bad luck. You can be walking down the street, trip, or run into another person by accident, and suffer a similar injury. It was a hockey play with a bad result." Emelin is a much better real defenseman than fantasy one.
Kaspar Daugavins could sit out Saturday 06-22-2013
Kaspar Daugavins LW BOS
There is a chance that Kaspar Daugavins will be the odd man out for Saturday night's Game 5 in Chicago.

Boston Herald
He has not been effective with limited minutes on the Bruins' fourth line and may be a healthy scratch in favor of Carl Soderberg who practied on the fourth unit during Friday's scrimmages. If Soderberg does play, it will be his first playoff action in the NHL.
Patrick Sharp and mates confident in goalie 06-22-2013
Patrick Sharp RW DAL
Corey Crawford's teammates tested him out Friday during practice by firing shots to his glove side, forward Patrick Sharp said.
"I tried (Friday) and he stopped me glove side, so hopefully he's got it all figured out," Sharp said. "I don't know if that was the game plan or if that's something they (the Boston Bruins) did on purpose(in Game 4) and they were successful at it, but I like Corey in there." So does Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, who insisted he os not considering replacing Crawford with backup Ray Emery, who hasn't played in almost two months. As much as the Bruins had success beating Crawford in Game 4, one knows yet whether that will have a carry-over effect. "That's the thing: Everyone thinks (they're) going to shoot to the glove," Sharp said. "It's not like Corey can start cheating glove side, because those guys are such good shooters they can pick him apart. Who knows if that's a once-in-a-lifetime type of game of if they've figured something out."
Chara not intimidated by contact 06-22-2013
Zdeno Chara D BOS
The fact that Zdeno Chara did not play well in Game 4 Wednesday night had nothing to do with the Blackhawks' strategy to by physical with the 6'7" defenseman according to the Bruins.

Boston Herald
The Hawks believe they threw Chara off his game by knocking him around in their 6-5 overtime win. Although he went minus three and was on the ice for five Chicago goals, the Bruins aren't buying what the Hawks are selling here. "Honestly, I don't know where they would get that scouting report from," Milan Lucic said on Friday. "He definitely doesn't mind the physical play at all. Once again, I don't know where they would get that scouting report from." It will be interesting to see if the Hawks go after Chara again in Game 5, and if they do, how the giant rearguard responds.
Hawks' Corey Crawford relying on goalie coach 06-22-2013
Corey Crawford G CHI
Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford insists his confidence is not shaken for Game 5 in the Stanley Cup final tonight even though a weakness may have been exposed in him during Game 4 the other night.
Crawford's glove hand was shaky during his team's 6-5 overtime win in Boston in Game 4. He was beaten five times on 33 shots by the Boston Bruins. "I think it's something you have to learn from," Crawford said. "If that would've happened in junior, I think I would've been pretty deflated, and my confidence would've been pretty low. I think it's something you build over time and something you learn from." It was no secret the Bruins kept shooting glove-side Wednesday, and the 26-year-old deflected the notion he has a weakness that could derail Chicago's championship hopes. Crawford also acknowledged that adjustments might be necessary. Even this late in a run, it's possible that he and goalie coach Stephane Waite fix some mechanics before Crawford goes back in net. "Sometimes you need your goalie coach to look and see," he said. "As a goalie, it's tough sometimes to really know if you're fine. . ."
Bruins' first line can be even better 06-22-2013
Milan Lucic LW EDM
Milan Lucic, who has scored three goals in four Stanley Cup final games, believes his line can be even more productive.

Boston Herald
The unit has been dominant throughout the playoffs but has been slowed a little against Chicago. David Krejci has three assists in the finals but only one since Game 1, while Nathan Horton, who is still dealing with a shoulder injury, has two helpers. "It's tough to say," said Lucic when asked about the adjustments the Blackhawks have made. "They've been playing us tight from Game 1. They've been keeping a good gap and as you can tell, they definitely try to take away your space in all three zones. "I think we definitely have to be better as a line and find a way to break through any kind of adjustments they've made." We shall see if they succeed Saturday night.