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Forget the feel-good, “we’ve done it before” stuff. If the Blackhawks are going to get off the mat and back into this series, they need to pay attention to detail and commit to better defensive hockey. That means winning battles, having active sticks and making smart decisions with the puck.

And, most important, making the acreage in front of Crawford as inhospitable as possible for anyone in white. The Kings are going to get their tips, screens and rebounds. They’re just that good. But the Hawks have to dig deep and do what it takes to minimize them.

“We’re going to be a desperate hockey team [Wednesday] night,” Seabrook said. “We’ve got to come out, we’ve got to lay everything on the line or else our season’s over. I think we understand that.”

The Hawks have played more like an entitled team than a desperate one so far in this series. We’ll see if they have it in them.

-Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated where you can read more on how the Blackhawks can get back in the series with the Los Angeles Kings.

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