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The Blackhawks' main advantage

Shot differential -- a good indicator of postseason success -- swings heavily to Chicago

Updated: May 28, 2010, 6:31 PM ET
By Tom Awad | Puck Prospectus
Getty ImagesDuncan Keith's abilities at puck control give Chicago a huge advantage in any series.

When you think of teams that win the Stanley Cup, you usually come back to these main trends: quality goaltending, reliable defense and explosive offense. The Chicago Blackhawks, though, are once again proving the importance of one of hockey's most fundamental concepts: good old-fashioned puck control.