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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Patrick  Kane scored  the  winner in  the 
shootout  as the  Chicago Blackhawks took a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins 
on Sunday. 

On  the final attempt  of the shootout, Kane skated down the middle and slowed 
up before picking his shot and burying a wrister past Tuukka Rask for the win. 

Marian  Hossa and Brandon Bollig scored for the Blackhawks, who have won three 
of their last four. Corey Crawford stopped 34 shots in the win. 

"I  thought the pace  of this game was quick and it didn't stop," said Chicago 
head  coach  Joel Quenneville. "They're a  great team and they can really wear 
you down. I thought the guys did a good job of standing them up." 

Brad  Marchand  scored both goals  for the Bruins, who  have lost four of six. 
Rask made 35 stops in defeat. 

"We  played  really well  today," said Marchand.  "There's a few opportunities 
we'd  like to have  back, for sure, but I thought we had a very good chance to 
win in a tough place to play against a great team." 

The last time these teams met was in the Stanley Cup Finals last spring, which 
saw Chicago win in six games for its second championship in four seasons. 

Chicago got on the board just 4:13 into the contest as Patrick Sharp caught up 
to  the  puck along the  right circle  and dished it  to the front where Hossa 
tapped it in for his 20th of the season. 

Boston  tied the game  with just 18.9 seconds to play in the opening frame, as 
Marchand  scored  with a snap  shot from the right  wing after a backhand feed 
from Patrice Bergeron, who had brought the puck in down the middle. 

The Bruins took a 2-1 lead just 50 seconds into the middle stanza, as Marchand 
had  the puck along the left wing and waited to get Crawford to the ice before 
slipping  the puck  between the  goaltenders  pads for  his 14th  goal of  the 
season. 

Chicago,  though,  scored near the midway  mark of the second, as Bollig threw 
the  puck  on net from a  sharp angle along  the right boards that knicked off 
Rask and went in. 

Crawford  was busy  in the third period, stopping 14 shots and helping Chicago 
kill off a pair of power plays, while Boston had to kill off a penalty for the 
first 1:55 of overtime after Matt Bartowski was called for cross checking late 
in regulation. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago  was  0-for-2 on the  power play while  Boston went 0-for-3 ... Boston 
hosts  Los  Angeles on  Monday ...  Chicago plays in  Detroit on Wednesday ... 
Hossa  has reached  20  goals in  13  of the  past 14  seasons,  with the  one 
exception being last season's strike-shortened campaign. 

 
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