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Antti Raanta refutes quote he rooted against Blackhawks


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Antti Raanta refuted on Wednesday a quote recently attributed to him in a Finland publication that said he was rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks to be swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs while he was a backup goaltender for the team last season.