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RECAP: Blackhawks fall to Bruins, 8-2

Full coverage from Chicago's 8-2 loss to Boston

by Monterey Pepper /

The Blackhawks fell to the Bruins 8-2 Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

Chicago wrapped up their preseason stretch on American soil in an 8-2 loss against Boston with Philipp Kurashev and Tim Soderlund scoring for the Blackhawks. 


Boston opened up the scoring at 11:21 of the first period when Jake DeBrusk picked up a pass from Sean Kuraly in front of the net, spun around and buried a back-handed shot giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. 

The Bruins tallied their second goal of the game when Charlie Coyle picked up the loose puck on a break away at 11:53 of the first period. 

Mikael Hakkarainen drew a holding penalty at 14:03 of the first period and Boston captialized on the power play with Jake DeBrusk scoring his second goal of the game with a redirect off a shot by Torey Krug from the blue line. 

Boston picked up their second power-play goal off of a tripping penalty from Brandon Hagel. David Pastrnak ripped a clapper from the point off of a pass from Torey Krug putting Boston up 4-0 at 18:37 of the first period. 

The Bruins scored first in the middle frame when David Pastrnak netted his second goal of the game at 8:55 of the second period with a wrister from a difficult angle in front of the net to extend Boston's lead, 5-0. 

Philipp Kurashev put the Blackhawks on the board at 11:13 of the second period. Kurashev picked up the puck on an odd-man rush and fired it past Boston goalie Tuukka Rask to give the Blackhawks their first goal of the game making the score 5-1. 

Video: CHI@BOS: Kurashev beats Rask on odd-man rush

Boston found the back of the net at 13:47 in the second period when Karson Kuhlman picked up the puck in the slot and let off a shot that went top shelf and beat Blackhawks goalie Matt Tomkins glove side. 

The final frame opened up with David Pastrnak scoring his third goal of the game at 1:02 of the third period. After controlling an outlet pass from Torey Krug, Pastrnak switched to his backhand to put the puck in the net giving Boston a 7-1 lead. 

Jake DeBrusk tapped in a pass from Charlie Coyle to complete the hat trick at 13:44 of the third period giving the Bruins their eighth goal of the game. 

Tim Soderlund netted a last minute breakaway goal for Chicago at 19:14 of the third period beating Rask blocker side to make the final score 8-2. 

Video: CHI@BOS: Soderlund scores on breakaway

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