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Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) handles the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) during the first period of an NHL Stadium Series hockey game at Soldier Field on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) handles the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) during the first period of an NHL Stadium Series hockey game at Soldier Field on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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