"We were up in Game 2 last year and I don't know if we wanted it too bad, but we made a few mistakes and it cost us the game. We've got to stay even, and that's the difference this year. When we have the lead, we know we can play the right away and not make any mistakes. That's a good feeling." -- Daniel Sedin
With his face looking slightly toward the floor inside the visitor's dressing room, Blackhawks forward
spoke emphatically enough late Wednesday night to show you that his head wasn't down.
"We can play with these guys, we feel pretty confident we can," Kane said following Chicago's 2-0 loss to Vancouver in Game 1. "I know a lot of people are probably counting us out, but we know we can play better than we did (Wednesday) night."
History is on the Blackhawks side heading into Game 2 Friday at Rogers Arena (10 p.m. ET, CBC, VERSUS, RDS), but how much it matters remains to be seen.