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A fan dressed as Stanley Cup arrives United Center for Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series between Chicago

A fan dressed as Stanley Cup arrives at the United Center for Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) ORG XMIT: CXA105 ORG XMIT: CST1306122026506870

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STANLEY CUP SCHEDULE

Game 4 — Wed., at Boston, 7 p.m.

Game 5 — Sat., at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Game 6 — Mon., at Boston, 7 p.m. (if needed)

Game 7 — Wed., 6/26, at Chicago, 7 p.m. (if needed)

Game 1 — Hawks 4, Bruins 3 (3ot)

Game 2 — Bruins 2, Hawks 1 (ot)

Game 3 — Hawks at Boston, late

Updated: July 19, 2013 6:09AM



Second-period goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron supported the flawless goaltending of Tuukka Rask as Boston beat the punchless Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals.

Game 4 is Wednesday in Boston. The Hawks are now 0-4 in Game 3 in the playoffs, but still managed to win the first three series.

The Hawks had five power-play chances and continued to fail to generate good chances. Bergeron’s goal was on a power play, just after a 5-on-3 advantage ended.

Rask stopped 28 shots and the post stopped a Bryan Bickell rocket in the final minute.

The game ended with Bickell and Zdeno Charo of Boston wrestling in the final 12 seconds.



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