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Chicago 4, Boston 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 5, 2019
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: Chris Lee, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen: Derek Amell, Steve Barton
Attendance: 17850

Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway 54 seconds into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks overcame blowing a three-goal lead in the third period to beat the host Bruins 4-3 Thursday, ending Boston's eight-game winning streak.

Ryan Carpenter, Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat tallied in regulation for the Blackhawks, who won for just the second time in their past eight games (2-5-1). Robin Lehner stopped 37 shots in his return from an illness.

Joakim Nordstrom, Chris Wagner and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who extended their points streak to 13 games (9-0-4) and still haven't lost in regulation at home (12-0-5). Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.

Toews' winner came after David Pastrnak couldn't get the puck around him, allowing Toews to skate up ice alone and beat Rask for his fifth goal of the season.

Prior to that, Krug tied the score at 3 off a feed from Jake DeBrusk with 2:33 remaining to force overtime.

In their previous four games, the Bruins had scored nine of their 10 goals in the third period or later. Already down 2-0 entering the third, Boston fell behind by three for the first time this season when DeBrincat ripped the puck off the post and past Rask 17 seconds in.

Nordstrom responded 1:32 later when he scored off a rebound of a David Backes shot to get the Bruins on the board, and Boston got within one on its first short-handed goal of the season courtesy of Wagner with 4:59 to go.

The Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead on goals 37 seconds apart late in the first period.

Carpenter got his first as a Blackhawk off a rebound of a Connor Murphy shot during a penalty kill at 18:14. The short-handed goal was the first the Bruins have allowed, and Boston soon found itself on the kill when Pastrnak was called for interference at 18:41.

Ten seconds into the penalty, Strome, who missed the past four games in concussion protocol, got the puck past Rask on a redirect from in front of the net to make it 2-0. Erik Gustafsson assisted on the tally for his 100th career point.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Chicago   Boston
Dylan Strome 2 Points Torey Krug 1
Dylan Strome 1 Goals Torey Krug 1
Connor Murphy 2 Assists David Backes 1
Dylan Strome 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Ryan Carpenter 1 Short Handed Goals Chris Wagner 1
Robin Lehner .925 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .871
Robin Lehner 37 Saves Tuukka Rask 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 31 4 1-3 4-4 13 28
Boston 40 3 0-4 2-3 11 26
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Bruins have a W/L % of .762 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .389 after a loss.