BOSTON -- In a 17-second span that will live in hockey history, the Chicago Blackhawks
erased a deficit and captured the Stanley Cup.
Dave Bolland's goal with 58 seconds remaining -- moments after Bryan Bickell tied the game -- gave Chicago a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins
in Game 6 of NHL's championship series.
The Blackhawks won the series four games to two, earning their second title in four years. Milan Lucic
gave Boston a 2-1 lead at 12:11 of the third period, but the Blackhawks' late rally prevented the Bruins from forcing a Game 7 in Chicago.
Boston jumped in front 1-0 in the first period. Chris Kelly
was stopped in tight by Chicago goalie Corey Crawford
, but after a TV timeout, the Bruins scored off the ensuing faceoff.
The puck came to Tyler Seguin
, who gloved it down to his stick and slid a backhand pass to Kelly at 7:19 of the first period. Crawford had no chance.
Soon after, Tuukka Rask made his best save of the period on a semi breakaway by Michael Frolik.
The Bruins, who had a 32-8 edge in shot attempts in the first period (12-6 on goal), went on two power plays in the second half of the period, the second one carrying into the middle period.
Boston got two more power plays early in the second, but Chicago tied the game just as the first one ended. An incorrect hand-pass call against Seguin led to a faceoff outside the Chicago zone. The scramble off the draw saw Zdeno Chara
pinch and get beaten for a 2-on-1 with Jonathan Toews
and Patrick Kane. Toews never passed the puck and scored at 4:24.
It was the ninth time in the past 10 Chicago goals that Chara was on the ice.
Boston then went to 0-for-4 on the power play, and the game turned slightly in the visitors' favor.
The Hawks' first power play saw Chara sweep a rebound out of the crease with the net empty, and the second period ended with the score 1-1.
NOTES: Boston RW Jaromir Jagr left with a first-period injury, returned for the second but left after a short shift. He was back in action in the third period. ... Chicago C Andrew Shaw took a Shawn Thornton shot to the face and lay face down in a pool of blood before leaving. The home fans booed because the play was whistled dead with Thornton having a scoring chance. Shaw returned for the second period, taking an early roughing penalty. ... Toews, who was dealing with a head injury, made it clear in the morning he would play, saying, "I guess the way I've felt out there I would say it was the best morning skate I had all series. I felt great. I'm excited. There's no question where I am physically." ... Boston C Patrice Bergeron didn't skate in the morning due to an undisclosed injury, but fans went wild when they got a glimpse of him on the big board as he waited in the hallway outside the dressing room. ... With outside temperatures already near 90, the morning skate took place with fog on the ice. ... There were reports of three bats loose at TD Garden.
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