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Five things to watch for in Game 5

Updated: June 6, 2010, 4:36 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

CHICAGO -- Here are five things to watch for in tonight's pivotal Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals:

1. Can the Blackhawks avoid another slow start? Chicago has given up the first goal in six of its past eight playoff games. True, the Hawks are 6-2 during that stretch, but it's still not a trend that generally buys you a lot of success.

"I think it matters," Hawks center Patrick Sharp said Sunday morning after the team's pregame skate. "We would like to push the pace. ...

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