After back-to-back wins and a swing of momentum by the Boston Bruins, the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals are tied once again after a ferocious offensive attack by the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4. Chicago’s potent offensive attack was back on Wednesday night as the Hawks swarmed Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask after coach Joel Quenneville made the tough decision to split up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to get at least one of them away from the tough matchup with Zdeno Chara, which paid off handsomely.
The pair scored Chicago’s first two goals and the Hawks ended up getting six goals by six different players — Michael Handzus, Marcus Kruger, Patrick Sharp and Brent Seabrook — showing once again why they were the best team this season. Now they must go back to the Windy City and defend home ice as the Bruins look to rebound and get back on top in this series. The Bruins are the best defensive team in the NHL, so surely they’ll be better at defending the best offense in the league in Game 5.
All eyes will be on Rask in Game 5 to see if he and his Boston teammates can get back to their bruising defensive play and slow down Chicago’s incredible offensive attack. Saturday night should be another nail-biter.