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Game 3 winner will be in a good position

Game 3 – Stanley Cup finals

Blackhawks at Bruins, 8 ET (Series tied, 1-1)

* When Stanley Cup finals is tied 1-1, Game 3 winners have won 21 of 25 series since 1939 (1st year of best-of-7 format)

* 1st Cup finals to be 1-1 after 2 games since 2004 (Lightning vs Flames – Lightning won series in 7 games)

* 1st 2 games of this series have gone to overtime; only Cup Final series to begin with 3 or more OT games – 1951 (Maple Leafs vs Canadiens, all 5 games of that series went to OT)

* Bruins: 21-21 on penalty kill in last 6 games (since start of Conf. Finals)

* Bruins: 10-2 in last 12 playoff games going back to Game 7 of Conference Quarterfinals vs Maple Leafs

* Bruins: 7-2 at home in 2013 playoffs (won last 6)

* Tuukka Rask (BOS): stopped 254 of 262 shots over last 7 games (.969 save pct)

* David Krejci (BOS): leads 2013 postseason with 23 points; equals his career-high for a playoff year (also had 23 pts in 2011)

* Blackhawks: last 4 playoff games have been decided by 1 goal (3 decided in OT); are 3-1 in those games

* Blackhawks: 3-4 on road in 2013 playoffs (won last)

* Patrick Sharp (CHI): 9 goals in 2013 playoffs (tied for playoff lead with David Krejci)

OT in 1st 2 Games of Stanley Cup finals

Since Series Went to Best-of-7 in 1939

Winner

2013 Bruins-Blackhawks Split

2012 Kings-Devils Kings both

1951<< Canadiens-Maple Leafs Split

1946 Bruins-Canadiens Canadiens both

>>All 5 games of series went to OT