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Buffalo Sabres' Drew Stafford, right, backhands the puck for a first-period goal as Chicago Black Hawks' Brent Seabrook arrives too late during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, March 9,  2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Buffalo Sabres' Drew Stafford, right, backhands the puck for a first-period goal as Chicago Black Hawks' Brent Seabrook arrives too late during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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