June 20, 2013

Blackhawks beat Bruins 6-5 in overtime

Boston and Chicago play a rare high-scoring game with the Blackhawks getting the final goal.

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The Blackhawks get to celebrate again in OT as Brent Seabrook, right, embraces Duncan Keith after scoring at 9:51 of overtime Wednesday night at Boston. The Blackhawks’ 6-5 win evens the Stanley Cup finals, 2-2. Chicago won Game 1 in triple overtime.

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Patrick Sharp, Johnny Boychuk
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Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk upends Chicago's Patrick Sharp along the boards in the third period of Game 4.

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WHO: Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: United Center


SERIES: Tied, 2-2

Handzus had scored the first goal after Brandon Saad stole the puck from Tyler Seguin in the Boston zone and raced up the right side. He crossed the blue line and then passed across the slot to Handzus, who beat Rask from about 5 feet.

Then Peverley tied it. Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference kept the puck in the zone when he went to his knees at the left point. He passed it toward Peverley near the right circle. Peverley controlled the puck and took a shot from the inside edge of the circle, beating Crawford to the near side.

The Blackhawks, Stanley Cup winners in 2010, dominated the early part of the first period. But the Bruins, the 2011 champions, came on strong in the last 10 minutes and ended the period being outshot by only 10-9.

The Blackhawks won the opener 4-3 on Andrew Shaw's goal at 12:08 of the third overtime and lost 2-1 in Game 2 on Daniel Paille's goal at 13:48 of the first overtime.

Marian Hossa returned to the Blackhawks' lineup after being a late scratch in Game 3 because of an upper body injury. He has three winning goals in the playoffs and was second on the team with 17 goals during the regular season.

Since the best-of-seven format for the Cup finals began in 1939, teams leading 2-1 have won the championship 38 of 47 times.

Boston had won its previous seven home playoff games, outscoring opponents 21-10.


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