BOSTON – The Boston Bruins’ comeback fell short this time. And suddenly the Stanley Cup final is a lot more interesting.
Brent Seabrook scored at 9:51 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 6-5 win over the never-say-die Bruins in a wild game Wednesday night. The defenseman’s shot through traffic that beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask gives the Blackhawks, who never trailed in the game, a new lease of life.
The teams are now tied at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s Game 5 in Chicago. And Boston’s momentum, from two straight wins built on prickly defense, has been arrested.
“(We were) thinking we pretty much have to win one game (in Boston), so mission accomplished,” said Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. “And we’ve got two days here to regroup and go back to Chicago and play in front of a big crowd back home. Hopefully we can feed off the energy in the United Center.”
Added forward Patrick Sharp: “Best of three with two home games but it doesn’t really mean much. Boston’s been tou