Punchless Hawks now trailing in series
Sun-Times Media June 17, 2013 9:54PM
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
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.