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.
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Kane added an assist, Brent Seabrook and Artem Anisimov scored, 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: Kane gives Hawks late lead with nifty PPG
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.
Kane gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 18 seconds into a four-minute power play. Seabrook added an insurance goal to make it 3-1 at 18:55 of the third.
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 Jonathan Toews‘ shot for a power-play goal. It’s the third straight season Anisimov has scored at least 20 goals.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand missed the game with an upper-body injury. Boston dressed seven defensemen.