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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals warm-up before the opening game of the 2013-14 season at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks open defense of Stanley Cup

Johnny Oduya, Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa scored in the third period, and the Blackhawks kicked off their title defense with a 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals. (Oct. 1, 2013)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Johnny Oduya #27
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes the puck against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks breaks up the ice against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Fans cheer after
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Fans cheer after Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks (center) scored a third period goal against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Martin Erat #10
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Martin Erat #10 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck under pressure from Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Saad #20
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks slips the puck past Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals to score a third period goal at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks stand during the National Athem before a game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jimmy Hayes #22
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jimmy Hayes #22 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulates Corey Crawford #50 after a win over the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jonathan Toews #19
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks congratulates Corey Crawford #50 after a win over the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: A light show
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: A light show proceeds the Championship banner ceremony before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals warm-up before the opening game of the 2013-14 season at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jack Hillen #38
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jack Hillen #38 of the Washington Capitals checks Jimmy Hayes #22 of the Chicago Blackhawks as they battle for the puck at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Corey Crawford #50
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks stops a shot by Eric Fehr #16 of the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks is greeted by (L-R) Jonathan Toews #19, Bryan Bickell #29 Michal Rozsival #32 and Nick Leddy #8 after scoring a first period goal against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves down the ice under pressure from Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Andrew Shaw #65
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Andrew Shaw #65 and Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks battle for the puck with John Erskine #4 and Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: John Carlson #74
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals dumps Brandon Saad $20 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Bollig, left, battles the
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The Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Bollig, left, battles the Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner in the first period at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

After scoring a second-period goal, the Chicago Blackhawks'
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After scoring a second-period goal, the Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook (7) taps gloves with goalie Corey Crawford against the Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane celebrates his first-period
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The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews lifts the Stanley
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The Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews lifts the Stanley Cup during a banner raising ceremony before the season opener against Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks hoist
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The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks hoist a banner commemorating their title prior to action against the Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane walks the red
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The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane walks the red carpet before season opener against the Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

The Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) celebrates his
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The Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) celebrates his game-tying goal with Michael Handzus in the third period of 6-4 win against the Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Sharp #10
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls over Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals and is called for goaltender interference at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Sharp #10
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls over Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals and is called for goaltender interference at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Braden Holtby #70
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals rests during a break in the action against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks carry the Championship banner past the Stanley Cup during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jonathan Toews #19
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks carries the Stanley Cup one last time during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jonathan Toews #19
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks carries the Stanley Cup one last time during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Duncan Keith #2
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks carries the Stanley Cup one last time during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: The 2013 Stanley
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: The 2013 Stanley Cup Champions banner joins 4 other Stanley Cup banners at the United Center during a ceremony before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: The 2013 Stanley
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: The 2013 Stanley Cup Champions banner is hung at the United Center durinbg a ceremony before the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Bollig #52
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a first period goal against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Bollig #52
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks puts a shot past Braden Holtby #70 and Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals to score a first period goal at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Bollig #52
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a first period goal against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Alex Ovechkin #8
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals reaches for the puck after falling to the ice under pressure from Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks puts a shot between Mike Green #52 and Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals to score a first period goal at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Alex Ovechkin #8
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates a first period goal with teammate Mike Green #52 against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Alex Ovechkin #8
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals falls to the ice while trying to control the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Chairman W. Rockwell
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Chairman W. Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz of the Chicago Blackhawks speaks to the crowd during a ceremony before the Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Michal Rozsival #32
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: Michal Rozsival #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks collides with Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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