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"The thing that separates the Blackhawks from most teams in this league is the offensive difference-makers. You go back to the series against St. Louis, you go back to the series against the Minnesota Wild. We saw periods in those series, in those rounds that we saw in Game 2 (of Western Conference Final) in period three, we saw in period three in Game 3 in L.A. We saw those type of periods where the Blackhawks really struggled and had a tough time. The difference is the offensive difference-makers on L.A. They're a good team."

"Sometimes you've got to acknowledge and tip your helmet. These guys are big, they've got guys that can score. ... That to me is the difference in this series to this point is that when the Hawks have struggled, the Kings have capitalized, and there's something to that. They've been to the conference final three years in a row. There's something for that."

-Eddie Olczyk, TV color analyst for the Blackhawks and NBC Sports Group.  More at CSNChicago.

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Posted by TreKronor on 05/27/14 at 03:33 PM ET

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Eddie didn’t jump the Slawkhawk band wagon. He is trying to fire them up. Hopefully it’s too late for the Slackhawks.

Posted by bigfrog on 05/27/14 at 08:24 PM ET

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