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Sunday, June 23, 2013



BOS:   Z. Chara (03:40 - 3rd)
CHI:   P. Kane (17:27 - 1st) , P. Kane (05:13 - 2nd) , D. Bolland (EN, 19:46 - 3rd)

BOS: T. Rask (L)
 CHI: C. Crawford (W)

         Last night in Chicago, the Blackhawks were looking to take advantage of home ice so they could take a 3-2 series lead back to Boston. 2 minutes in, Toews had a great chance in front but he hit the post, blocker side on Rask. With under 6 to play in the first, Sharp had a chance to make it 1-0 but Rask went post to post and robbed him with the blocker. 2 minutes later, Oduya's shot was stopped but Kane was there to stuff home the rebound to make it 1-0 Hawks after 1. The shots in the the first were 11-8 Boston. Early in the second, Bergeron pulled something in his lower-body range and he left the game and didn't return."As far as we're concerned, he's just getting evaluated right now," coach Claude Julien said. "Not much I can say on his situation."

     5 minutes into the second, Bickell centred the puck to Kane and he scored to make it 2-0 Blackhawks after 2. The shots in the second were 11-5 Chicago.  3:40 into the third, Chara's point shot beat Crawford to cut the lead to 1. Johnathan Toews sat the entire third period on the bench with a upper-body injury, he asked for a shift but was denied. Bolland would add an empty net goal as the Hawks win 3-1 and take a 3-2 series lead going back to Boston. In the win, Crawford made 24 saves. In the loss, Rask made 29 saves."This is what you work for all year, all summer, when you're training throughout the year, at training camp, whatever it may be," Kane said.

      "This is what you work for, this opportunity. We've got to seize the moment and take advantage of it." The last time the Hawks won the cup (2010) they won in 6 games in Philadelphia... Will it be another 6 game series? Only time will tell.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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