Michal Handzus was asked what separates championship-caliber teams from the rest, what makes them competitive every season.

“Usually when there’s adversity, they embrace it, they have fun with it. They’re just looking for the challenge,” Handzus said at the Blackhawks’ media availability Sunday night. “It’s four games. You get a lot of adversity, tough moments. I think you need that.”

As four Blackhawks players sat stoic in Boston, they’ll face another challenge come Monday night at TD Garden: beating a Bruins team that has won seven of their last nine games at home, including six in a row. Oh, and as the Blackhawks head into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, they look at a postseason where, inexplicably, they’ve lost each Game 3 of their previous three series.

Viktor Stalberg “could” play in Game 3, according to coach Joel Quenneville. In other words, expect Stalberg to play. The forward, for the second time this postseason, was benched for the first two games of a series.

For the Blackhawks, Game 2 was in their grasp. They were dictating, pushing and shooting. Then they stopped dictating, be it by their own volition or the Bruins’ physical will. Now they’ll face a Boston team with momentum – and the home crowd -- on its side.