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Loss of Hossa before game hurts Blackhawks in 2-0 loss as Bruins take 2-1 lead in Cup finals

Monday, 06.17.2013 / 11:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Loss of Hossa before game hurts Blackhawks in 2-0 loss as Bruins take 2-1 lead in Cup finals

BOSTON - The bad news started for the Chicago Blackhawks before the puck dropped — and it never got any better.

High-scoring Marian Hossa was a late scratch from the lineup after sustaining an upper body injury. Then the Blackhawks were beaten 2-0 by the Boston Bruins and fell behind 2-1 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals.

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said Hossa was day-to-day.

After two overtime games — a 4-3 Chicago win in three extra sessions and a 2-1 Boston win in one — the Blackhawks offence was continually shackled by tight checking and strong goaltending by Tuukka Rask, who stopped 28 shots in his third shutout in his 14 wins this post-season.

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