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Corey Crawford backstopped the Blackhaws to a win.

Kane scores 2; Blackhawks win Game 5



The Chicago Blackhawks are one step closer to being Stanley Cup Champions.

After a two-goal outing from star-forward Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks need just one more win to hoist the Stanley Cup for the second time in just 4 years. 

After an exciting 11-goal Game 4, this series came back down to Earth in Chicago, as both goalies played well.   Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford just played better, saving 25 of 26 Bruins shots. 

The Blackhawks opened the scoring in the 1st period, with Buffalo-native Patrick Kane putting one by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. 

Kane extended that lead with his second goal of the game in the second period, which ended up being the game winner.   Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara cut the lead in half in the 3rd period, but the Bruins weren't able to rally back.

Part of the reason for that?  Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron left the game in the 2nd period and never returned.  He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  The Bruins have classified his injury as "upper-body".  It's not beleived to be a concussion, and Bergeron reportedly took the plane-ride back to Boston with his teammates.  

Meanwhile, Johnny Boychuck will not face any supplementary discipline after a big hit to Johnathan Toews, keeping Toews on the bench, but out of the game for the third period.

Dave Bolland iced it for the Blackhawks in the 3rd period with an empty-net goal, but not before a questionable non-call after Blackhawks forward Michael Frolik tripped Torey Krug with the Bruins down just one goal. 
 
The Blackhawks head back to Boston for Game 6 on Monday night.  If necesarry, Game 7 will be played in Chicago on Wednesday night at the United Center.  Keep it locked here to WGR550.com for the latest news on the Stanley Cup Final. 

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