A Perfect 10: Chicago Blackhawks Defeat Boston Bruins In Shootout 5-4

December 19th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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With Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman in attendance, as part of his duties as both the head of Canada’s Olympic Hockey program and a scout for the Detroit Red Wings, the Blackhawks battled for three physical periods against a Boston team that was every bit their equal. When the dust had settled, a game that was described by some as a potential preview to the Stanley Cup Finals lived up to the hype on Friday night as the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in a shootout.

Leading 1-0 early in the second period, the Bruins kicked the puck away from the right side boards out in front of the net where Kris Versteeg had an easy one-on-one with goalie Tim Thomas that he put home. The goal was unassisted… by a Blackhawks player.

It was Versteeg’s 10th goal of the season.

Yzerman was specifically watching captain Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, and he wasn’t disappointed. Keith and Seabrook both had an assist when Sharp scored a goal that put the Hawks ahead 2-1 in the second period, putting back a long rebound off a Sea ...

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