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First-period report: Hawks wanted more puck possession, and they got it

Updated: May 19, 2009, 8:46 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

DETROIT -- It's a three-octopus night at The Joe. So far in these playoffs, the most I've seen thrown on the ice was five for Game 7 against Anaheim in the second round.

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville made one major switch on his forward lines for Game 2, dropping Patrick Kane to the second line with Samuel Pahlsson and Kris Versteeg, and promoting Dustin Byfuglien to the top unit with Jonathan Toews and Troy Brouwer. A worthy gamble by Quenneville, given how ineffective the Toews-Kane ...

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