The Chicago Blackhawks have come from behind to open up a 3-2 lead over the Boston Bruins, in the best-of-seven series that determines this year’s winners of the Stanley Cup.
On Saturday the Blackhawks dominated at the United Center in Chicago, with a Patrick Kane double giving them a 2-0 lead by the end of the second period.
Zdeno Chara pulled one back for the Bruins before Dave Bolland settled proceedings, scoring into an empty net to complete a 3-1 victory.
The result means the Blackhawks can clinch a 4-2 series success with a win in Boston tonight.
Saturday's match was only the second game of the series not to reach overtime.
In what has been a keenly fought finals, Chicago took the first game in the third additional period, Andrew Shaw belatedly securing the 4-3 success.
Boston struck back, a Daniel Paille overtime strike grabbing a 2-1 victory at the United Centre.
The Bruins moved into the lead with a 2-0 home success, before Chicago levelled the series with a dramatic 6-5 overtime victory at TD Garden.
If Boston do level the series tonight, the seventh and deciding match will be played in two days time in Chicago.
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