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The last time the Blackhawks were shut out, in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Red Wings, they went on to win three straight games to propel them into the conference championship, where they beat the Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Chicago is hoping to use that as motivation in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final after losing Game 3, 2-0, Monday at TD Garden. The Blackhawks have gone 122 minutes, 25 seconds without a goal, which is a significant drought.
The Bruins boxed in the Blackhawks for long stretches and it didn’t help that one of their top forwards — Marian Hossa — was a late scratch after apparently suffering an upperbody injury during warmups.