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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Things We Learned From Game 1 Win

By Matt Barbato
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Jun 3, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) in the second period in game one of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Versteeg in, Bickell out 

Bryan Bickell did not dress Wednesday night. He got only one shift in the third period of Game 7 of the conference final and Quenneville said Bickell is day-to-day with an upper body injury, but is close to returning.

The problem is whether there will be a spot for Bickell in the lineup. Kris Versteeg has been bad for most of the season, but he played a quality game Wednesday night and might have earned another spot in the lineup for Game 2.

Versteeg played a scrappy game and had one takeaway. More importantly, Versteeg did not turn the puck over. He showed some guts by coming back into the game shortly after falling face-first into the post.

In a series where team speed is evident, perhaps Quenneville may opt to go with the quicker Versteeg over the bigger Bickell.

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