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Kane beats Miller twice, including in overtime, as Chicago evens series with Blues

By John Vogl

Patrick Kane obviously doesn't care if the Sabres get another first-round draft pick.

The Buffalo native scored twice Wednesday night, including the overtime winner, to give Chicago a 4-3 win over St. Louis. The Blackhawks have won two straight to even their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series at 2-2. The next game is Friday.

"We kind of have the momentum now," Kane said. "We know it's going to be a tough game in Game Five in their building. They're going to be fired up, and that's always a tough place to play, preseason, regular season or playoffs. So we'll expect them to get better, and we'll get better, too."

Ryan Miller finished with 30 saves for the Blues. As part of the trade to get Miller, St. Louis has to give Buffalo its 2014 first-round pick if it reaches the Western Conference final. Depending on other conditions, the pick could fall to a second- or third-round selection.

"All these games could have been won by one of these two teams, so we're just going to have to keep battling, keep playing good hockey," Miller said. "It's a seven-game series. We knew it was going to be tight. These guys have shown their resiliency in winning last year. We have to show we're resilient and bring the game to beat them."


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John Vogl

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