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Video: Bruins, Hawks combine for five goals in 11 minutes during wild second period

Jun 19, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

If you’re the type who grimaces at a “low-chance game,” then Wednesday’s Game 4 matchup has been a breathe of fresh air. Actually, the second period was more like a wild circus of scoring. The two squads combined for five goals in about 11 minutes of game time.

Update: here are all five of the goals in a single video:

Maybe it’s all about one star finally breaking out, as Jonathan Toews broke a 10-game scoring slump to make it 2-1 (6:33 into the second):

It appears that Joel Quenneville was wise in putting the Chicago Blackhawks’ top two players back together, as Patrick Kane made it 3-1 with this rebound shot about two minutes later (8:41 in):

For a while there, this game seemed like it was falling apart for Boston, but the Bruins showed they can hang. Milan Lucic made it 3-2 by capitalizing on a loose puck (14:43 in):

Less than a minute later (15:32 in, to be exact), Michael Frolik set up a 2-on-1 goal for Marcus Kruger:

The Bruins refused to get deflated – or maybe they didn’t have time to sulk – as Patrice Bergeron took advantage of a weird bounce or two to make it 4-3 with this power-play tally (17:22 in):

Those goals don’t represent every chance by any means, either. Patrick Sharp was unable to bury a couple high-end chances and the second period ended with such a frenzy that the goal horn operator prematurely announced a phantom score.

It’s hard to predict who will win this game (which Chicago leads 4-3), but here’s a safe one: both head coaches are probably livid right now. Tune in for the rest of the contest on NBC.

  1. savoirlaire - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Holy crap, bring on the third period…this game is awesome!

  2. greenmtnboy31 - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    The refs have actually gotten worse. No hooking call on Toews breakaway, but that hooking call on Kane?

    • adambballn - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      That call on Kane was awful…

    • pudgalvin - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      That Kane call was just awful.

  3. 8man - Jun 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    And now it’s 5-5. Hawks have scored short handed and on their own power play. Their big guns have goals. And they’ve evened the face offs. They have done everything the experts said they had to do.

    Let’s see what happens…

    • greenmtnboy31 - Jun 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      They even beat the refs. Three power plays the Bruins should never have gotten; interference on Dubya, the extra man on Kelly’s hit after the whistle and the ensuing scrum and the second worst call of the entire post season – Kane’s phantom hooking call.

  4. greenmtnboy31 - Jun 20, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Oduya, my bad. Even my wife was wondering what the penalty was for a guy trying to keep the puck in the zone and play it out of the air.

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