June 23, 2013

Bruins lose Game 5, must bear up

The series turns Chicago’s way, and Boston has its back to the wall for Game 6.

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook gets tangled up with Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg during Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday in Chicago.

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GAME 6

WHO: Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins

WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday

TELEVISION: NBC

SERIES: Blackhawks lead, 3-2

The puck went off the right side of the goal as Rask got his blocker to the post. Kane then deftly backhanded the bouncing puck into the top of the net to make it 2-0 at 5:13.

That proved to be enough for Crawford, who has allowed fewer than two goals in nine games this postseason. But this one had to be particularly satisfying after facing a barrage of questions about his glove over the past few days.

Since the NHL went to a best-of-seven format for the Stanley Cup in 1939, the winner of Game 5 in a deadlocked series has gone on to win the title 15 times in 22 occasions.

Those numbers likely don’t scare Boston very much. The Bruins faced the same situation against Vancouver in 2011 and came back to win the championship.

NOTES: Former Blackhawks G Ed Belfour received a loud ovation and chants of “Ed-die! Ed-die!” when he was shown on the videoboard in the second period. Belfour backstopped the Blackhawks to the 1992 finals, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also played for San Jose, Dallas, Toronto and Florida ... Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David Kelley, a TV writer and producer, attended the game ... This series marks the first time Boston and Chicago have met in the playoffs since the Bruins won a semifinal round in 1978.

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