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Bowman's response to Kane injury helped Blackhawks reach Cup (The Associated Press)

The NHL trade deadline was just days away when everything changed for the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane broke his left collarbone in a win over Florida, and general manager Stan Bowman had to make some difficult choices in a hurry. The Blackhawks acquired center Antoine Vermette, defenseman Kimmo Timonen and winger Andrew Desjardins in three separate trades before the deadline, and the quick response to Kane’s injury helped Chicago get to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in the past six seasons.