Chris Kelly scored his second goal of the playoffs and the Boston Bruins put offensive pressure on the Chicago Blackhawks to take a 1-0 lead in the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night.
Trailing 3-2 and needing a win to extend their season, the Bruins outshot the Blackhawks 12-6 as they continually came at goalie Corey Crawford.
If necessary, a deciding Game 7 would be played in Chicago on Wednesday night.
Each team got one of its best players back when Chicago captain Jonathan Toews and Boston alternate captain Patrice Bergeron returned to the lineup after leaving Game 5 with injuries on Saturday.
The play that led to Kelly's goal began after a faceoff that rookie defenseman Torey Krug rushed in to tip toward a teammate. The puck went to Daniel Paille, standing about 40 feet on the left. He passed to Tyler Seguin, who caught the puck with his right glove in the slot and dropped it.
Seguin then passed to Kelly, who scored his second goal of the playo...