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National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

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Updated: 6/25/2013 1:17 am

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Goals from Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland just 17 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the third period gave the Chicago Blackhawks the Stanley Cup championship with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 at TD Garden. Boston was leading 2-1, and after killing off a penalty was just 3:39 away from forcing a Game 7. Chicago pulled goaltender Corey Crawford from the net inside of 90 seconds and was able to get the puck deep into the Boston end. Controlling play along the left side, Jonathan Toews was able to feed a short pass from the left of the net to the front where Bickell jammed it in to tie the game with 1:16 to play. Moments later, a shot from the left point by Johnny Oduya was tipped off the left post by Michael Frolik. Bolland, though, was there to jam the puck in with just 58.3 seconds showing. A stunned Boston team was unable to get any more chances on net before time expired and the Blackhawks took home their second championship in the past four years. It was the perfect ending to a perfect season for Chicago, as the team captured the Presidents' Trophy, thanks in part to starting the season with 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss. The first team to win the Cup as the top overall seed since Detroit in 2008, the Blackhawks won their fifth title in team history and had ended a 49-year drought with their 2010 Cup title, a six-game victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. As in the series against the Flyers, the Blackhawks won this one on the road thanks to winning the final three games after falling into a 2-1 hole. Chicago's Patrick Kane was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP and is the fourth American to capture the honor. Kane led Chicago with 19 points in the playoffs, totaling nine goals and 10 assists along with a plus-seven to take home the honor that Toews had won in 2010. Toews finished this game with a goal and an assist while Crawford turned away 23 shots for the Blackhawks, who kept the Cup in the Western Conference as the Los Angeles Kings were the champions last season. Boston, meanwhile, will have a long offseason after blowing the lead late in an attempt to extend the series and try to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years. The Bruins had defeated the Vancouver Canucks in 2011 to win the Cup for the first time since 1972, but it wasn't to be this year as the team had dropped the final three games after taking a 2-0 win in Game 3. Chris Kelly scored in the first period while Milan Lucic gave the Bruins the lead in the third period. Tuukka Rask stopped 28-of-31 shots in the final game of the playoffs.

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