It was an emotional Game 4 for both teams last night as Boston looked to go up 3-1 in the series. But the end result certainly wasn’t in their favor. Chicago managed to tie the series 2-2, with a 6-5 overtime win (Boxscore) and will head back to the windy city for a Game 5 contest on Saturday. That means, the winner of that outcome could have the opportunity to be hoisting Lord Stanley come Monday night, Game 6 in Boston.
The game was a consistent back and forth of scoring. It seemed as though Boston continued to find themselves one goal behind, yet they still found a way to battle back. A well fought game for both teams, brought an upsetting outcome for Boston.
“I wouldn’t say discouraging,” said Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara. “You find a way to tie the game. It was a lot of goals on both sides, which we haven’t seen yet in the series. Just a high scoring game.”
Thus far, the games in the series with the exception of a 4-3 result in Game 1 have been low scoring contests.
Now the focus is to move forward in a series that is proving to be what a Stanley Cup Final should be, challenging.
“Yeah, we knew it was going to a tough series, an even series,” said Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, who tallied two goals on the night. “That’s what we’re having. We never said it was going to be easy. They’re a great team out there and so are we, so we just go to go out there—like you said, it’s a best of three now—and regroup and get ready for Game 5.”
With the series tied 2-2, Game 5 will give one team the edge.
“Of course I’m confident in our group,” said Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk. “We’re a good team. When we play our game good things happen and we should do that in Chicago.”
While the Blackhawks will have home ice advantage, it’s not a daunting factor for Boston who have a decidedly good track record on the road during this playoff run. It’s bound to be a chippy game on Saturday night, puck drops at 8 pm.