Special teams could key Finals

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CHICAGO (AP) - When it comes to penalties in the Stanley Cup finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins might just want to leave everyone on the ice and keep going.

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The last two teams in the NHL playoffs have been lousy on the power play - just seven goals apiece - and terrific on penalty killing during the postseason. Heading into Game 1 on Wednesday night, goals on special teams could be so scarce that a couple for either side could tip the series in one direction.

The Blackhawks have allowed just three goals in 58 power-play opportunities during the playoffs, while the Bruins have yielded seven in 52 chances.

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