Bruins Lose 3-1 in Game 5, Bergeron Taken to Chicago Hospital
CHICAGO (WGGB/AP) — The Stanley Cup Final will head back to Boston with the Bruins down in the series, after the Blackhawks beat the B’s Saturday.
Chicago’s Patrick Kane scored the first two goals of the game, one in the first period, and one in the early minutes of the second.
After two periods, the Blackhawks led 2-0, but the Bruins finally answered back in the third period.
Zdeno Chara got the puck past Chicago’s Corey Crawford and cut the Blackhawks’ lead in half, to 2-1.
The teams continued to move up and down the ice through the third, and as the time began to tick away, the Bruins made the move to get the extra man on the ice.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled with just over a minute left in the game.
With just over 13 seconds left in the game, Chicago center Dave Bolland tossed the puck down ice and into the empty net, giving the Blackhawks a 3-1 lead, which would stand as the final score of the night.
The Bruins also announced that Patrice Bergeron was taken to a Chicago-area hospital for observation. The team didn’t provide any further detail on Bergeron’s condition or what he may be suffering from.
Bergeron had played just two shifts in the game and skated gingerly to the bench. When asked about that during a break in play, coach Claude Julien wouldn’t provide any details.
“Let’s just say right now we’re going to give him some time,” he told NBC.
Chicago now leads the best-of-seven game series 3-2.
Game 6 is Monday night at the TD Garden in Boston.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.