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The Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins, who each won a league-best 36 games in a shortened National Hockey League season, are co-favorites in the Stanley Cup playoffs that start Tuesday. 

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a goal during their game against the Calgary Flames on April 26, 2013. The Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins, who each won a league-best 36 games in a shortened NHL season, are co-favorites in the Stanley Cup playoffs that start Tuesday.

A campaign that began with acrimony over financial issues was revived by a Chicago team that set an NHL record by producing standings points in its first 24 games, going 21-0-3 before suffering a defeat in regulation-time.

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