Big advantage for Game 3 winner between Blackhawks, Bruins

The Blackhawks are starting Viktor Stalberg (left) in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals in Boston...

The Blackhawks are starting Viktor Stalberg (left) in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals in Boston Monday night. Stalberg, seen here with Andrew Shaw, was a healthy scratch for the first two games. (Rick Wilking/Reuters/Files)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:11 PM ET

BOSTON - The result is still in doubt, but as Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final approaches, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks should be well acquainted.

"After the first couple of games in a seven-game series, you should know what to expect," Bruins defenceman Johnny Boychuk said following his team's game-day skate Monday morning at the TD Garden.

"There shouldn't be any surprises."

With the series tied at a game apiece, there may not be any surprises, but there is plenty to be settled after a pair of overtime games in the Windy City.

Will the Hawks be able to re-establish the offence that scored four times in the opener and will they be able to better deal with the Bruins physical approach which will be ramped up in front of their own raucous crowd?

Will the Bruins be able to feed off their own home crowd and continue to rattle the Hawks forwards?



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