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Blackhawks eye bounce-back in Game 2 vs. Knights

If the Chicago Blackhawks were impressed with the Vegas Golden Knights before they began their Western Conference first-round series, they are even more in awe heading into Game 2 on Thursday afternoon in Edmonton.

That's because the Golden Knights flashed all their strengths in a 4-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series against the Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

"They're a very structured, simple team," Chicago defenseman Calvin de Haan told reporters. "They play a heavy game. You've got to tip your hat sometimes, they play well as a squad."

The Blackhawks reached the first round by upsetting the Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-five qualifying series.