CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford gave up one goal on Saturday night, which sailed past his glove side high into the top right corner of the net off the stick of Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.
It was the Bruins' sixth straight goal that beat Crawford to that side of his body in this 2013 Stanley Cup Final, the 11th of their 13 goals scored there in the best-of-7 series and like the five they potted in Game 4 on Wednesday, this one didn't matter either.
Crawford and his teammates didn't let Chara's goal early in the third period of Game 5 rattle them – despite having their lead cut to 2-1 to make it another tight game. Together they gritted out a big 3-1 victory at United Center and took a 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6 on Monday at TD Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS).