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Defensive breakdowns hurt the Bruins in Game 4 loss

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The first goal should have been the giveaway. Because, well, that’s exactly what it was.

Tyler Seguin misplayed the puck along the boards on a Bruins power play, and the Blackhawks suddenly and swiftly had it going the other way. They converted the shorthander, with Michal Handzus beating Tuukka Rask, ending the goalie’s shutout streak at 129:14.

That sent the teams on an adventure that wouldn’t end until 9:51 of overtime. It was then that the Blackhawks sent their sixth and final puck past Rask, their 6-5 win knotting the teams at 2-2 as the Stanley Cup Final shifts back to Chicago.

“If you look at the goals, it wasn’t our best defensive game,” Rask said. “I think that’s something we’ve got to be better at.”

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