Found June 24, 2013 on Talk Hockey:
It was a familiar scene that played out in last night’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup. There was solid all round play from Jonathan Toews, great goal scoring from Patrick Kane and the goal tender always stepping forward at just the right time. The Chicago Blackhawks once again have the Stanley Cup in reach, and their 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins was tantamount to hitting the jackpot at a top android casino. Kane made a statement on behalf of the elated team basically summing up that this is exactly what they have been working for and they have to seize the opportunity and take advantage of it to its full. The Blackhawks are now within one game of taking home their second championship in four years. Kane’s had a terrific few years with the Blackhawks and was the winning goal scorer in 2010 when they won the title for Chicago for the first time in 49 years. Now he will be playing in the finals again and is looking to make his mark as he has scored 7 goals in the last 7 games. Jonathan Toews also had a great game with 2 assists and winning 9 of his 12 face offs before having to leave the rink with an upper body injury that’s hopefully not serious. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was vague when he updated the media about Toews injuries, just stating that he was hopeful he would be fine before the next game. The Bruins also suffered an injury blow when Patrice Bergeron was hurt in the second and was seen leaving in an ambulance. It wasn’t certain what injury the star centre was afflicted with, but he was whisked off to hospital for observation. The Bruins literally ran out of time on Saturday night and the Blackhawks knew exactly how to turn on the pressure at just the right moments. The Bruins made one last ditch push that was thwarted smartly by the opposition and they definitely put in their all, but they were outplayed by the Blackhawks defence. When the video board showed the No 1 and the Stanley Cup on the screen the crowd of 22,274 went wild and the Bruins admitted defeat, leaving the Blackhawks one victory away from the Championship Title.  

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