In Monday’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins put on a defensive clinic in shutout victory.
Last night, the B’s found themselves in a classic game of pond hockey, and it did not end well for them.
In a wildly entertaining contest, and the third in four games to extend past regulation, the Bruins wiped out two, two-goal deficits and another one-goal deficit in third period to send it into OT. But after Brad Marchand was stopped by Chicago goalie Corey Crawford off a faceoff at one end of the ice, defenseman Brent Seabrook scored through a maze of players at 9:51 of overtime to give the Blackhawks a 6-5 victory in a classic at the Garden.

The two teams return to Chicago for Saturday night’s Game 5 tied 2-2 in the series.
Despite the gallant comebacks, the Bruins probably received the result they deserved.
“I thought our guys battled hard enough to get us back in the game and create an overtime,” coach Claude Julien said. “I don’t think we played our best game tonight for a lot of different reasons. I think our decision-making wasn’t very good at times. Didn’t think we were moving the puck as well as we had been in the past. It was certainly a tough outing for us tonight.”
The game produced some numbers we’re not used to seeing from this Bruins team. Defenseman Zdeno Chara, Marchand and Tyler Seguin were all minus-3, while Patrice Bergeron (despite scoring two goals, including one on the power play) and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg finished at minus-2. The game also marked the first time since Jan. 31 that goalie Tuukka Rask allowed a half-dozen goals.
“I guess both teams weren’t really sharp mentally,” Seidenberg, who couldn’t corral a dump-in that preceded Seabrook’s game-winner, said. “When guys aren’t positioned right all over the ice, breakdowns happen, odd-man rushes happen. At the end of the day, a lot of goals are going to be scored.”