BOSTON -- If time and space are the currency of success for an offensive star, Patrick Kane is broke.
Roughly 13 periods into the Stanley Cup finals between Kane's Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, and the Hawks have managed just five goals. They trail in the series 2-1 after being blanked 2-0 on Monday night. Game 4 is Wednesday.
It is easy to say, then, that for the Hawks to reassert themselves in this series, those players must produce.
What makes the issue more complex and perhaps in the end more compelling is that those players -- specifically Kane -- must find a way to solve the puzzle that is the Bruins' defense.