Blackhawks vs. Bruins Game 5

The Chicago Blackhawks are now in control of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. After being dominated by the Boston Bruins  in-game 3 Chicago has charged back to win two games in a row, and take a 3 game to 2 lead in the series. Buffalo native Patrick Kane was the unsung hero last night. His two goals were all the Blackhawks would need. For Boston it took until the 3:40 mark of the third period to beat Corey Crawford. Boston’s loan goal came on a Zdeno Chara slap shot.  Blackhawks center Dave Bolland added an empty netter for good measure to close out the scoring. Game six is not until Monday back in Boston; if the Bruins don’t want to see their season ended on home ice they need to get back to shutting down Chicago’s stars. If they can’t the Blackhawks will send the Bruins into hibernation.  

Game 5 Notes

  • Chicago never trailed in-game 5
  • Boston was able to out hit Chicago 53-22
  • Chicago won the faceoff battle 33-24
  • Despite the loss, Tuukka Rask put up a .935 SV%
  • Chicago was able to increase their chances last night. They were able to take the puck away from the Bruins 21 times
  • Patrice Bergeron was sent to the hospital for further evaluation
  • Jonathan Toews  did not return due to an upper body injury

Prediction:  I’ve said Boston in 6 from the begining. Well, that’s not going to happen. However I do not see Chicago winning three games in a row. I really don’t think Boston lays down on home ice. This series is going to seven games.  This time you pick the winner

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Tags: 2013 Nhl Playoffs Boston Bruins Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford Dave Bolland Jonathan Toews Patrice Bergeron Patrick Kane Stanley Cup Finals Tuukka Rask Zdeno Chara

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