Blackhawks Beat Bruins to Tie Stanley Cup Final at Two Wins EachDex McLuskey
The Chicago Blackhawks won 6-5 in overtime at the Boston Bruins to tie the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece.
Game 5 in the best-of-seven National Hockey League championship series is scheduled for June 22 in Chicago.
The Bruins snapped a 39-year wait for a sixth championship in 2011, a year after the Blackhawks ended a 49-year wait for a fourth NHL title.
After the teams combined to score 12 goals in the first three games of the series, 11 goals were shared in Game 4, the third to go to overtime.
It was tied at 1-1 at the end of the first period at TD Garden in Boston. Michal Handzus scored a shorthanded goal for Chicago after six minutes, 48 seconds and Rich Peverley tied it for Boston on a power play eight minutes later.
Jonathan Toews restored Chicago’s lead 6:33 into the second period and Patrick Kane made it 3-1 two minutes later. Less than a minute after Milan Lucic got a goal back for the Bruins, Marcus Kruger scored to give the Blackhawks a 4-2 lead. Patrice Bergeron then got the fifth score of the period on a power play with 2:38 remaining.
Bergeron scored again 2:05 into the third period to tie it at four goals each. Patrick Sharp made it 5-4 to the Blackhawks with his postseason-best 10th goal, only for Johnny Boychuk to tie it again 55 seconds later.
Brent Seabrook got the winning goal 9:51 into overtime.