CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored the go-ahead goal with 3:16 left in the third period to help the Chicago Blackhawks end the Boston Bruins’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory at United Center on Sunday.
“That’s one of the best shots we’ve seen all year,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “And a very timely goal as well.”
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Brent Seabrook and Artem Anisimov scored, Jonathan Toews had three assists, and Anton Forsberg made 31 saves for the Blackhawks (30-32-8), who won at home for the fifth time in eight games after going 0-6-1 in their previous seven. They trail the Colorado Avalanche by 12 points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.
Video: BOS@CHI: Anisimov deflects Toews’ shot for PPG
“Obviously time’s winding down here and we want to put our best foot forward every game and try to win every game,” said Kane, who also had an assist. “So, it was another opportunity here at home in front of our fans to do that and it was nice to get a win.”
Zdeno Chara scored and Anton Khudobin made 36 saves for the Bruins (43-16-8), who trail the Tampa Bay Lightning by six points for first place in the Atlantic Division.
“It was just one of those games, didn’t look like anybody on either team was going to dominate in terms of offensive puck play,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “Took a couple of fatigued teams, and eventually we got our goal. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us.”
Kane gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 18 seconds into a four-minute power play. Seabrook made it 3-1 at 18:55 of the third.
“Nice to have that opportunity with three-and-a-half minutes left when you got a four-minute power play and maybe get a chance to win it,” Kane said. “Thought the power play moved it around pretty good tonight, we had some chances, we had some good looks and nice to get a couple in too.”
Chara tied the game 1-1 at 10:57 of the third when he received a pass from David Krejci and put a wrist shot past Forsberg.
Video: BOS@CHI: Chara wires wrist shot past Forsberg
The Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead at 7:26 of the first period when Anisimov redirected Toews’ shot for a power-play goal.
Goal of the game
Seabrook’s goal at 18:55 of the third period.
Video: BOS@CHI: Seabrook slips one through the five-hole
Save of the game
Forsberg’s back-to-back saves againstDavid Pastrnak at 8:33 of the second.
Video: BOS@CHI: Forsberg stops Pastrnak’s breakaway attempt
Highlight of the game
Kane’s goal at 16:44 of the third.
Video: BOS@CHI: Kane gives Hawks late lead with nifty PPG
They said it
“I was just trying to play the puck. It’s a bounce that usually ends up coming to the ice, but it hit the edge of the board and I was just trying to get to the puck before their player did, and just very unfortunate. Something like that, it just happens.” — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara on four-minute high-sticking penalty in the third period
“I thought we did a good job all game long. I thought we didn’t give up much, we had the puck a lot in the right areas and it was kind of tight there for a stretch of that second period into the third. Not much happening offensively both ways, but big power-play goal to get the lead and I thought five out of six periods here against Boston, we did some good things.” — Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville
Need to know
Bruins forward Brad Marchand was a late scratch because of an upper-body injury after a collision with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair on Saturday. Cassidy said he is day to day. … The Bruins played seven defensemen. … Hinostroza returned after missing one game because of a personal matter. … Toews has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past six games after going without a point in his previous five. … It’s the third straight season Anisimov has scored at least 20 goals.
Bruins: At the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SN1, SNE, SNO, FS-CR, NESN, NHL.TV)
Blackhawks: At the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, NBCSCH, NHL.TV)
Video: Kane’s late goal helps Hawks snap Bruins’ win streak