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Final: Blackhawks 3, Bruins 2

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  June 24, 2013 08:08 PM

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The Blackhawks scored two goals in 17 seconds to claim Game 6 by a 3-2 score and swipe the Stanley Cup.

The Bruins held a 2-1 lead with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. But the Blackhawks started the rally when Bryan Bickell scored a six-on-five goal to tie the game. With 58.3 seconds remaining, Dave Bolland jammed home the rebound of a Johnny Oduya shot for the winning goal.

End of second period: 1-1: The Bruins had all the momentum after the first period. But they ran out of gas in the second period. The Blackhawks took advantage by tying the game at 4:24 of the second.

Prior to the goal, Chris Kelly won a neutral-zone faceoff against Jonathan Toews. Kelly pulled the puck back toward the wall. Zdeno Chara moved up to retrieve the puck. But Michael Rozsival pushed the puck past Chara to Toews, giving the Blackhawks a two-on-one rush. Dennis Seidenberg played the rush well, taking away Toews’s cross-ice option to Patrick Kane. But Toews snapped a sharp-angle wrister five-hole on Tuukka Rask to make it a 1-1 game.

Jaromir Jagr took one shift in the second, then retreated to the dressing room. Jagr didn’t return.

End of first period: Bruins, 1-0: The Bruins blitzed the Blackhawks in the first period. The Bruins controlled the pace of the game from the start of the game. For all that, the Bruins had only a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The Bruins scored their goal following some strong offensive-zone work by the third line. After an offensive-zone faceoff, the Bruins engaged in a puck battle. Torey Krug and Tyler Seguin helped get the puck to Daniel Paille. Once Paille settled the puck, he found Seguin cutting through the slot. Seguin caught Paille’s pass with his right hand, dropped it to his blade, and snapped a backhand pass to Chris Kelly. Kelly snapped the puck past Corey Crawford at 7:19 to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

The Bruins lost Jaromir Jagr approximately halfway through the first. Jagr appeared to get tangled up with Brent Seabrook just as Michael Frolik took for a partial breakaway. As Tuukka Rask stopped Frolik’s shot, Jagr went to the dressing room. Jagr didn’t return.

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