Kane's goal lifts Blackhawks past Bruins

Print Article

Associated Press Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg, right, blocks a shot by Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak during Sunday's game.

CHICAGO (AP) - One day after a flurry of Boston power-play goals doomed them, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks tightened up and turned the tables on the Bruins.

Kane scored a tie-breaking power-play goal with 3:16 left in the third period and had an assist, and the Blackhawks beat Boston 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Kane scored on a screened shot from just inside the left point to put Chicago ahead 2-1 with Boston's Zdeno Chara off for high-sticking Brandon Saad, getting a double-minor for drawing blood. Brent Seabrook added a goal from the right circle on a screened shot with 1:05 remaining - and 11 seconds after the second portion of Chara's penalty had lapsed - as the Blackhawks ended Boston's six-game winning streak and their own two-game slide.

Artem Anisimov scored Chicago's first power-play goal as the Blackhawks went 2 for 5 with the man advantage on Sunday. In a 7-4 loss at Boston on Saturday, the Bruins scored four times in six chances.

"Nice to have that opportunity with 3 1/2 minutes left," said Kane, whose goal was his 25th. "I thought the power play moved it around pretty good tonight. We had some chances, had some good looks."

Anisimov's goal was his 20th as he reached that mark for the third straight season since the Blackhawks acquired him from Columbus. He provided a screen on Kane's goal as Chicago had men in front of Boston back-up goaltender Anton Khudobin on all three scores.

"It's something we're always talking about," Kane said. "The first goal, Artie got the tip on it. On my goal, he took away the goalie's eyes. All I had to do was pick a corner."

Anton Forsberg made 31 saves, and Jonathan Toews had three assists.

Chara scored his seventh goal, tying the game 1-1 midway through the third period. Khudobin stopped 36 shots.

Chara said his penalty was an accident.

"I was trying to play the puck," he said. "I was just trying to get to that puck before their player did. It's very unfortunate when something like this happens."

The Bruins played without leading scorer Brad Marchand, who's out day to day with an upper-body injury.

Marchand, who has a team-high 29 goals and 69 points - five goals and six assists in his last five games - was hurt when he collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday's contest between the teams in Boston.

"It's from the run-in with Duclair from last night," coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We didn't know how serious it would be. Just found out before the game he wouldn't be able to go."

Duclair had to be helped off the ice after the collision, favoring his right leg, and is expected to miss up to two weeks, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

The Blackhawks struck first on the man advantage in this one. Parked at the edge of the crease, Anisimov tipped in Toews' drive from the right circle for the only goal of the first period.

Both teams narrowly missed on prime chances in the scoreless second as players fired shots off posts and both goalies stopped breakaways.

Forsberg blocked a deflection by Rick Nash 4:30 into the third, then stopped the Boston forward at the edge of the crease with a pad save later in the same shift.

Chara tied it midway in the third period on the Bruins' 28th shot.

Print Article

Read More Sports News

Sweet 16-bound Loyola suddenly talk of Chicago

March 20, 2018 at 9:34 am | CHICAGO (AP) - These sure are sweet times for Loyola-Chicago. Two last-second shots - two prayers answered - vaulted the Ramblers to the Sweet 16 and placed them right in the national spotlight. "C...


Read More

Central Michigan stuns Ohio State in NCAA regional

March 20, 2018 at 9:37 am | COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cassie Breen threw the ball high the air as the clock wound down Monday night on the biggest victory in Central Michigan women's basketball history. Seconds later her joyous tea...


Read More

Michigan State's crisis affected Izzo and his program

March 20, 2018 at 9:37 am | DETROIT (AP) - Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State's interim president conducting interviews. The Hall of Fame coach sat down and gazed to...


Read More

Ex-Badger great calls it a career

March 20, 2018 at 9:34 am | BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Joe Thomas joked about his former coaches, thanked many of his ex-teammates and playfully referred to himself as a mushroom. The 10-time Pro Bowl selection commanded the room - an...


Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2018 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy