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Stanley Cup Final: Games 3 and 4 vs. Boston

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
After playing a combined four overtime periods over the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins shut out the Chicago Blackhawks to win Game 3 2-0 on June 17, 2013, and take a 2-1 lead in the series. The Blackhawks blasted back in Game 4, however, defeating the Bruins 6-5 in overtime on June 19. The Blackhawks and Bruins will return to Chicago for Game 5 on June 22 with the series knotted at two wins apiece.

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Head Coach Joel Quenneville takes questions from the media the morning before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks on June 17, 2013, at the TD Garden in Boston. "We want to play to our strengths, we want to play to our speed game and we want to make them play defense the best we can," Quenneville told reporters. The Bruins and Blackhawks split the first two games, which both went into overtime, taking a 1-1 series tie into Game 3. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Brandon Bollig and Patrick Kane share a laugh during morning skate on June 19. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Patrick Sharp, who lead all Blackhawks going into Game 3 with nine postseason goals, talks to a reporter after morning skate. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Corey Crawford stretches out in Boston's TD Garden before the start of Game 3. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

The Stanley Cup Final logo adorns Chicago's sweaters in the visiting locker room of TD Garden before Game 3. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Marian Hossa makes his way onto the ice for warmups before Game 3. The winger was pulled from the lineup before the game and replaced with Ben Smith. "It was a game-time decision after the warmup there," Joel Quenneville said after the game. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

The Blackhawks and Bruins prepare for a face-off in TD Garden. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon briefs players on the plan of attack during a break in action in Game 3. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jonathan Toews and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara fight for position in front of the goal during Game 3. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Corey Crawford turned aside 33 of 35 shots for a .943 save percentage in Game 3, while Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask turned away 28 of 28 shots. Game 3 marked just the second time in 2013 that the Blackhawks failed to get on the board. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Kitchen and Toews
Mike Kitchen has a word with Jonathan Toews during morning skate on June 19, 2013, before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Patrick Kane takes a moment to survey TD Garden on June 19. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Sticks lined the wall in TD Garden before Game 4. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Jonathan Toews keeps his eye on the ball during a pregame bout of soccer on June 19. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Andrew Shaw greets fans on his way off the ice after pregame warmups. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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The Blackhawks starting lineup of Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Bryan Bickell observe the national anthem before Game 4. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

handzus goal
Michal Handzus slings the puck past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during a Boston power play for the first postseason shorthanded tally of his 16-year NHL career. Handzus's goal was the first of 11 scored by the Blackhawks and Bruins over three regulation periods and 9:51 of overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid gets scrappy with Viktor Stalberg during Game 4. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring his second goal of the playoffs. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Patrick Kane celebrates after scoring in the second period, 2:08 after Jonathan Toews tallied. Michal Rozsival assisted on both goals, which opened up a two-goal lead for the Blackhawks. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

kruger goal
Marcus Kruger stuffs a rebound into the back of the net to bring the score to 4-2, with the Blackhawks ahead. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrick Sharp, who scored his team-leading 10th goal of the playoffs and recorded a game-high eight shots on goal during Game 4, looks to move the puck up the ice. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

everyone celebrating
Patrick Kane, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews swarm Brent Seabrook after the defenseman blasted the puck past Tuukka Rask 9:51 into overtime to seal victory for the Blackhawks, 6-5. The overtime game-winner was Seabrook's second of the postseason and tied the series at two games apiece. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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