The Blackhawks fell to the Bruins 7-4 at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon. Jonathan Toews, Erik Gustafsson, John Hayden and Matthew Highmore netted one goal apiece while J-F Berube made 33 saves in the loss. It was the third straight start in which Berube recorded at least 33 stops.
Chicago holds a 242-264-79-2 mark all-time against Boston, including a 150-97-45-2 record at home. Patrick Kane paces Chicago with 13 points (7G, 6A) in 15 career games against the Bruins. Anton Forsberg has not faced Boston in his career.
Highmore scored his first NHL goal in a season-high 15:39 of ice time against the Bruins. He added two blocked shots and two hits. He is the 10th player to score his first goal as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks this season.
Hayden picked up his 12th point (4G, 8A) of the year with a goal on Saturday. It was his first game with the Blackhawks since Jan. 5 against Vegas.
- Gustafsson registered his second multi-point effort of the year with a goal and two assists in the loss. It was the first three-point game of his career. He now has nine points (3G, 6A) in 22 games this year.
- Toews scored his 19th goal of the season. He now has six points (3G, 3A) in his last five contests. He also went 15-for-23 (65 percent) at the faceoff dot, his 11th game this year with at least 15 wins on the draw. He shares second on the team with 46 points (19G, 27A) this season.
- Kane tallied an assist against the Bruins. His five shots on goal were a team high and he now has 11 points (3G, 8A) in his last 11 games. He leads the team with 64 points (24G, 40A) on the season.
- Nick Schmaltz recorded his 46th point (20G, 26A) of the year with an assist. He shares second on the team in scoring.
- Alex DeBrincat added a helper on Saturday. His 42 points (22G, 20A) this season are sixth among league rookies and ranks fourth for Chicago skaters.
- Patrick Sharp picked up his 10th assist of the season. He has 18 points (8G, 10A) on the year.
- David Kampf had a helper and now has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 33 games this season.
- Artem Anisimov added his 27th point (19G, 8A) of the year with an assist. He led the team with 20:15 of TOI. It was his 200th game as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Connor Murphy was credited with a team-high four hits.
- Brent Seabrook shared the team lead with three blocks.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH:
C David Krejci: Krejci had two goals against the Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon, his second multi-goal game of the season. He now has 35 points (16G, 19A) on the year. This season is his third consecutive campaign with 35 points. In his last nine games, the 31-year-old has registered eight points (6G, 2A).
C Riley Nash: The Consort, Alberta, native extended his point streak (1G, 3A) to three games with an assist in the win against Chicago. His 35 points (13G, 23A) this season are the most in his career. He now has three points (2G, 1A) in nine career appearances against the Blackhawks.
RW David Pastrnak: The 21-year-old scored his 24th goal of the season on Saturday afternoon. His 64 points (24G, 40A) this year are second among Bruins skaters. Pastrnak has tallied multi-point efforts in four of his last eight games. He leads Boston with 19 points (7G, 12A) on the power play this season.