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#1 by sakura698 , Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:29 am

The Chicago Blackhawks stunned the Boston Bruins, scoring twice in the final 1:16 to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win in decisive Game Six for the Chicago Blackhawks, giving Chicago their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. Donn Pall Jersey . With their backs against the wall, Boston dominated play early, outshooting Chicago 12-6 (32-8 in shot attempts) in the first period, but only held a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes, on a goal by Chris Kelly. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews evened the score in the second period and the Blackhawks started to turn the momentum. Despite Chicago holding a shooting edge in the third period, Bruins LW Milan Lucic broke the tie with 7:49 left in the third period and, at that point, it was looking like the series could be heading back to Chicago for Game Seven. With the game on the line, Toews and Patrick Kane created a scoring opportunity, with Toews feeding Bryan Bickell across the crease and Bickell fired it home to tie the game. Bickell, who had nine goals in 48 regular season games, scored his ninth goal of the playoffs in his 23rd game. Scoring with just more than a minute remaining sure made it look like overtime was coming, but the Blackhawks didnt get the memo. They quickly entered the Bruins zone and Dave Bolland banged in a rebound to suddenly flip the script. Bolland, who has been a stellar playoff performer in previous seasons, struggled at times in this playoff season as he was coming back from injury, scoring one point in his first dozen playoff games, then added five points in six games in the Stanley Cup Final. As the playoffs wounds down, it became a war of attrition between Boston and Chicago as injuries started to affect player availability and performance. Bruins RW Nathan Horton was playing with chronic shoulder injury that limited his effectiveness and had two assists and seven shots on goal in six games against Chicago. In Game Six, Bruins RW Jaromir Jagr was limited to just 6:27 of ice time, while C Patrice Bergeron, who left Game Five early, played 17:45 with a broken rib, torn cartilage and a separated shoulder. In Bergerons absence, David Krejci, the playoffs leading scorer with 26 points in 22 games, played 23:37 to lead all Boston forwards. Chicago had their own injuries to deal with. Toews was held out of action in the third period of Game Five, due to a suspected concussion, but he was vital to the Blackhawks effort in Game Six, playing 20:12 and scoring a goal and an assist to lead all Chicago forwards. Marian Hossa, who was playing in his fourth final in six years, missed Game Three of the Final before returning to play in a diminished state for the rest of the series despite a disc in his back pushing against a nerve, leaving his foot numb when he played. Then there was Bickell, who suffered a Grade Two knee sprain late in the Western Conference Final against Los Angeles, and injury that under normal circumstances might cause him to miss three-to-four weeks of action. Bickell, who had been a playoff beast, didnt record a point in the first three games of the Final, but contributed four points in the last three games. Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane, who had 19 points and a plus-7 rating, was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as Playoff MVP, but there were no obvious choices on the Blackhawks side. Bickell had 17 points and was plus-11, Patrick Sharp had a playoff-leading 10 goals and 16 points and D Duncan Keith had 13 points and a plus-10 rating. G Corey Crawford probably had the best claim to the award among Blackhawks, with a .932 save percentage in the postseason. Even though the Bruins didnt win, G Tuukka Rask and his .940 save percentage would have been an entirely justifiable selection, as would Krejci, who was seven points clear of any other scorer in the postseason. Bruins LW Milan Lucic had 19 points, was plus-12 and led the playoffs with 102 hits. Bickell was second with 85. Part of the story for the Blackhawks were the contributions they received from players like Michal Handzus, the 36-year-old cast-off from San Jose who scored 11 points and had a plus-7 rating filling a second-line centre role for Chicago, while playing with a broken wrist and torn MCL. Michael Frolik (10 points) and Andrew Shaw (nine points) were also effective forwards on the lower half of the Blackhawks depth chart. Boston had contributions from the likes of Dan Paille (nine points) and received 17 goals from their defenceman, led by Johnny Boychuk with six (Boychuk scored one goal in 44 regular season games). At the same time, the Bruins needed more from offensive performers like Jagr, who had zero goals (and 10 assists) on 58 shots in the playoffs and Tyler Seguin, who set up Bostons first goal in Game six, but managed one goal and eight points in 22 playoff games. Its not that Jagr and Seguin didnt play well, both had shots and good possession numbers, but at some point, the shots have to turn into goals if its going to make a difference in playoff results. Toews, Hossa, Keith and rookie Brandon Saad were among those leading the Blackhawks in possession metrics for the postseason, and Toews could have been lumped in with Jagr and Seguin, except that Toews found the net in two of the last three games of the postseason, scoring a total of five points. Its such a thin line between winning and losing that a goal or two from underperforming players could have shifted the balance in the series. The Blackhawks got those goals and the Bruins didnt. In the end, the Blackhawks were the best team in the regular season and earned their favourite status going into the Final with excellent possession stats. In a series which had three overtime games and no game with a margin greater than two goals, Chicago outscored Boston 18-14 over the six games, for a well-deserved and hard-fought victory, if perhaps shocking in its sudden swerve ending. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Moises Alou Jersey . Now he has a complete game. Scherzer tossed a three-hitter in his 179th career start for his first complete game and Victor Martinez hit his 16th homer to lead the Detroit Tigers a 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Anibal Sanchez Jersey . That little deal worked out in a big way for the Mavericks. Nowitzki had 21 points Tuesday night to pass Oscar Robertson for 10th on the NBAs career scoring list, leading the Mavs to a 95-83 victory over the Utah Jazz. https://www.cheapmarlinsjerseys.us/281r-tony-saunders-jersey-marlins.html . Acclaimed by world football leaders but held in contempt by many football fans. Blatter should arrive at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo to watch host Brazil play Croatia confident that this tournament -- his fifth as president -- wont be his last leading the worlds favourite sport. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Bradys rookie receivers are starting to catch on. And the New England Patriots are 3-0 for the first time in six seasons. After slow starts to their NFL careers, Kenbrell Thompkins caught two touchdown passes and Aaron Dobson had seven receptions as the Patriots beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-3 on Sunday. "Theyre doing a great job," Brady said. "Theyve worked really hard to understand what were trying to do on a weekly basis." That effort didnt pay off in the first two games when Thompkins and Dobson, who missed the opener with a hamstring injury, combined for just nine catches and several drops. But on Sunday, Thompkins, an undrafted free agent, scored on plays of 16 and 5 yards in the first half. And Dobson, a second-round draft pick, led the Patriots with his seven catches and 52 yards receiving. "I feel good. 3-0. You cant ask for anything better," Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. "We know our offence, sooner or later, theyre going to start clicking." On his fourth possession, Brady completed passes of 15 and 6 yards to Dobson then got the ball to the Bucs 16 on a 4-yard completion to Julian Edelman. Then Thompkins caught a pass over the middle and ran it in for his 16-yard touchdown, the first of his career. "Thats a play that we work on every day in practice," Thompkins said. "For me to be open and to have Tom trust me to throw me the ball felt good." The Patriots led 17-3 at halftime as the Buccaneers (0-3) wasted several opportunities. They turned the ball over twice on downs, Rian Lindell missed a 38-yard field goal attempt before making a 30-yarder and Josh Freeman threw an interception to former Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib with 11 seconds left in the first half. Three plays later, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 53-yard field goal on the final play of the half. "We did some things at times offensively, but then were unable to finish drives," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. "Youre not going to win in this league that way." The Patriots (3-0) have allowed just 34 points this season but havent played a top quarterback. They faced rookies EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills and Geno Smith of the New York Jets before going against Freeman, who entered the game with a completion rate of 45. Kurt Abbott Jersey. 3 per cent, the worst in the NFL. He had another bad game Sunday, completing 19 of 41 passes for 236 yards. But Schiano said Freeman still gives the Bucs the best chance of winning. "Its a rough start, obviously, but we played three quality football teams," Freeman said. The Patriots held Doug Martin to 88 yards on 20 runs one week after he gained 144. And Vincent Jackson had three catches before leaving the game in the third quarter with a rib injury. There was no update on his condition. The Bucs lost their first two games by a total of three points on a field goal with 2 seconds left and another as time expired. They were out of Sundays game much earlier. New England punted on its first three series as it continued to struggle without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who hasnt played this season while recovering from forearm and back surgery, and wide receiver Danny Amendola, out the past two games with a groin injury. "We were playing good defence," said cornerback Darrelle Revis, who had played the Patriots 11 times before being traded to the Bucs before this season. "Then they up-tempoed us a little bit, and they executed on their plays." The first touchdown to Thompkins stretched Bradys streak to 51 games with at least one scoring pass. The only longer streak in NFL history, 54 games by Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, ended last year. The Patriots got the ball back after the Bucs failed to gain the 1 yard they needed on third and fourth downs. Brady started a 62-yard drive with a 9-yard pass to Dobson and ended it with a throw to Thompkins in the end zone as the Patriots went ahead 14-3. Brady had his best game of the year with 25 completions in 36 attempts for 225 yards as part of a balanced offence that gained 156 yards rushing. Gostkowski added two field goals in the second half, a 46-yarder in the third quarter and a 33-yarder in the fourth. NOTES: The Bucs had only four penalties after entering the game tied for the NFL lead with 23 in two games. ... LeGarrette Blount, traded by the Bucs in the off-season, led the Patriots with 65 yards rushing. ' ' '

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