Rapid Reaction: Blackhawks 3, Bruins 2
June, 24, 2013
By Scott Powers
BOSTON -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals at TD Garden on Monday.
How it happened: The Blackhawks were down by a goal with less than two minutes left and scored twice in the final 1:16. With Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford off the ice, Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell tied the game at 1:16. Seventeen seconds later, Dave Bolland scored to give the Blackhawks the win. It is the fourth time in the series one goal separated the two teams.
The Bruins' Milan Lucic originally broke a 1-1 tie by scoring in front of the net at 12:11 of the third period. The Bruins came out the stronger team in the first period and had 32 shots, including 12 shots on goal, in the first 20 minutes. Despite outplaying the Blackhawks, the Bruins had just one goal to show for it. Tyler Seguin set up Chris Kelly for a goal at 7:19 of the period.
The Blackhawks tied the game at 1-1 when Jonathan Toews scored on a 2-on-1 opportunity. With Patrick Kane to his left and Dennis Seidenberg defending, Toews kept the puck himself and beat Rask from the right circle.
The Blackhawks killed off four of the Bruins' power plays, and the Bruins killed off the Blackhawks' lone power play. Toews and Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron returned in Game 6 after suffering injuries in Game 5.
Player of the game: Bickell has had a memorable playoffs and he added to it with a clutch goal in Game 6.
What it means: The Blackhawks clinched their second Stanley Cup in the past four years. The Blackhawks also previously won the Stanley Cup in 1934, 1938, 1961 and 2010. The 2013 Blackhawks are the fourth team to win the Presidents' Trophy and Stanley Cup since 2000. The 2008 Detroit Red Wings were the last to do that. The Blackhawks began the season by recording a point in their 24 consecutive games, which set a new NHL record.
What's next: The Blackhawks will celebrate their Stanley Cup title with a parade this week in Chicago.