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Quenneville has other concerns besides solving Pronger. The Blackhawks are coming off their first loss in a month. They had won seven straight playoff games and seven straight on the road before losing Game 3.
Escaping Philadelphia with a 3-1 edge will be tough. The Flyers are 8-1 at home this postseason.
"We have a lot of confidence in ourselves and in our ability in the next game," Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said. "Something we're going to focus on is finishing strong. I thought we had a good start to our last game. Unfortunately, our finish wasn't as good as our start."
Pronger had an assist in Philadelphia's 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3. That cut the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1. Game 4 is Friday night in Philadelphia.
The win was a big one for the Flyers, who avoided losing the first three games for a second time this postseason. They rallied from a 3-0 hole to beat Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
"I think coming back from that series was huge for our confidence," Pronger said. "But even before that, we all believed we have a good team. It is just a matter of going out and playing to that high level and our own expectations each and every night."
If Pronger can help Philadelphia win its first title since 1975 he could be the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the playoffs MVP.
First, they have to win.
The Blackhawks could get a boost in Game 4 if forward Andrew Ladd returns to the lineup for the first time this series. Ladd has practiced this week for the first time since he suffered an undisclosed injury during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Quenneville listed Ladd as day to day but expects him to play at some point this series.
After dominating the postseason, the Blackhawks are a Game 4 loss away from feeling real pressure.
"Should create an appetite for us going into tomorrow's game and we're looking for a response," Quenneville said.
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