Kimmo Timonen

Blackhawks building to a big finish

CHICAGO — In show business, a performer's rule of thumb is always to leave the feeling you have something more to give.

And that worked for the Blackhawks as it had for the Flyers.

Building on a strong third-period effort in their Friday loss that had evened the Stanley Cup finals at 2-2, the Blackhawks rolled to a 3-0 first-period lead and wound up with a 7-4 win, leaving them one victory from claiming their first Cup since 1961.

The Flyers had done the same in the third period of the defeat that gave the Hawks a 2-0 series lead.

Game 6 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

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