The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from winning their second Stanley Cup in four years, after tonight’s 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. Patrick Kane was a man on a mission tonight, scoring the first two goals for the Blackhawks.
Game recap and highlights after the jump.
Kane opened the scoring with just 2:33 left in the first period after he cleaned up a rebound that was left by Tuukka Rask. Kane swooped in from the left dot and deposited the goal as Rask was flopping around.
In the second period he was at it again…this time giving the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead. With 14:47 left in the second period, Stu Bickel took the puck behind the net and Kane snuck through the slot to take a pass on his backhand and roof it over the glove of Rask. Poppin’ bottles baby!
With 16:20 left in the third period, the Bruins cut into the Blakhawks lead with some great puck possession in the ‘Hawks end. After multiple shots missed the net, David Krejci feathered a soft pass to Zedno Chara and he unleashed an absolute bomb of a one timer from just inside the left circle. Corey Crawford tried to make the glove save, but the puck was already coming back out of the net as he was raising his arm to make the save.
The ‘Hawks and Bruins traded chances the rest of the third period, but in the end it was Chicago with an empty netter with thirty seconds to go.
Game 6 will be Monday night in Boston as the Bruins try to stave off elimination and prevent the Blackhawks from celebrating on their home ice.