Monday, March 12, 2018 1:00 am
Chicago 3 Boston 1
Chicago avenges loss day before
Blackhawks get 2 power-play goals
MATT CARLSON | Associated Press
CHICAGO – 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 31/2 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, who said his penaly ws an accident, tied the game 1-1 midway through the third period. Khudobin stopped 36 shots.
“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.