No time to lose

The Blackhawks created chances and finished them in a Game 1 victory

Updated: June 1, 2013, 11:32 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- To the amateur eye, hockey is a game dependent on a puck bouncing, spinning and changing directions with a mind of its own.

Or to be succinct: luck.

If you want to win this time of year, or any time of year, against a goaltender like the Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick, you have to bury the rebounds and create the deflections. In other words, you have to create your own luck.

Because you know what they say about luck in the NHL playoffs: It's just opportunity ...

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