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Posted: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:46PM

Blackhawks Take Game 4: Tie series at 2



BOSTON (WGR 550)  -- Brent Seabrook netted the overtime winner to help the Chicago Blackhawks top the Boston Bruins 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each scored, while Michal Rozsival had two assists in the win.  Goaltender Corey Crawford made 33 saves in the victory.

For Boston, Patrice Bergeron notched two goals, while Jaromir Jagr and Zdeno Chara each added two assists. Tuuka Rask made 47 saves in the loss.

Michael Handzus put the ‘Hawks on the board first, when he beat Rask early in the first period.  The Bruins responded when Rich Peverley tied the game late in the period.

In the second period, Chicago would go up by two, after both Kane and Toews scored to take a 3-1 lead.  About two minutes later, Milan Lucic put the Bruins within one goal, but Marcus Kruger would answer back a minute later.    However, the Blackhawks would go into the intermission with just a one-goal lead, after Bergeron scored on the power play.

Bergeron continued his momentum into the third period, when he tied the game two minutes in.  Midway through the third period, Patrick Sharp’s power play goal would give Chicago the lead, but then Johnny Boychuk scored a minute later to even up the game 5-5. The score would remain the same until the end of regulation.

In overtime, it was the Blackhawks who would prevail after a Toews screen in front of the net set up a Seabrook shot from the point to end the game at 9:51.

With the win, The Blackhawks are now tied with the Bruins at two games apiece.  Game five is in Chicago on Saturday at 8:00 PM.

*Photo Courtesy of the AP.

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