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Chicagos fourth line combined for one goal and fourassists, helping the Central Division leaders win theireight consecutive game and tie the Vancouver Canucks for the most road wins in the NHL with 11. It speaks to our depth, I think, and guys stepping up, Blackhawks forward Ben Smith said. A lot of guys made big contributions. Marcus Kruger blocked a couple huge shots there at the end. We were battling and finding a way to get the job done. I think thats kind of what it speaks to, just finding a way to win and hopefully we can keep that going. Here are the 3 Stars from Bruins-Blackhawks No. 3 Star: Marcus Kruger, Center, Blackhawks Kruger picked up a secondary assist on Klas Dahlbeck and Ben Smiths first-period goals. The fourth-line center finished with three blocked shots, a plus-2 rating and won 64 percent of his faceoffs in 12:54 of ice time. He also played 1:26 on a Chicago penalty kill that was a perfect 2-for-2. No. source:

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The Bruins play host to the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden at 7 p.m. ET. The Blackhawks are rolling as they enter the game on a seven-game win streak. Chicago hasn’t exactly been feasting on lesser-thans during the streak either. Chicago has wins against Montreal, Nashville, St. Louis, Anaheim, and Los Angeles in that time, and now the team faces a Bruins squad coming off a 5-2 win against Arizona on Saturday. Even counting Saturday’s victory, however, Boston has lost five of the past seven games. The team is looking to get things right and may have David Krejci back against Chicago. With Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane , and Marian Hossa to wrangle as well as recently returned Patrick Sharp , at least the Bruins have Tuukka Rask . Elsewhere, the Columbus Blue Jackets take their four-game winning streak into Washington to face Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals at 7 p.m. Columbus has gotten great play from Sergei Bobrovsky and has a host of different forwards scoring goals. The Caps would like to see a bit more from Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom as they try to extend their three-game winning streak. source:

Blackhawks lose Toews, beat Bruins 3-2 – Washington Times

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) drops Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara to the ice during the first period of an NHL game in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Chara has been sidelined since October with a left knee injury. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Chicago is 7-1-0 in its last eight road tilts. * Boston defeated Arizona, 5-2, at Gila River Arena last Saturday, snapping its three-game losing streak in the process. The Bruins are 7-2-0 when getting two or more days off between games this season (8-10-1 in all other contests). * Tonight marks the first of two meetings between these clubs in 2014-15. Dating to the beginning of 2010-11, the Bs are 3-0-1 in their last four regular-season games against the Blackhawks. * Duncan Keith lit the lamp on Tuesday night, giving him nine points (3g, 6a) in the last 11 games, and earning first-star honors in the win. Keith has five points (2g, 3a) in his last five skates against the Bruins. * Including two goals against the Coyotes last Saturday, Brad Marchand has recorded back-to-back multi-point games for the first time in 2014-15. Marchand, who has two markers and two assists in four career skates against the Bruins, has never scored two or more points in three straight games during his time in the NHL. * Chicago has a plus-29 goal differential in 2014-15 best of any NHL club. Bostons goal differential is minus-2 this season (18th in the league). source:

Oshie and Paul Stastny added insurance goals at 15:47 and 17:48. Kyle Okposo scored his sixth goal for New York at 18:16, before Jaden Schwartz ended any hopes of a comeback with an empty-net goal at 18:56. After surrendering just four goals during a three game winning streak, the Islanders have given up 17 during their skid – including six twice to the Blues . The Islanders tied it with a pair of goals late in the second period. John Tavares scored his 12th goal of the season at 16:03 to put the Islanders on the board. Mikhail Grabovski’s unassisted goal at 19:55 tied it. PREDATORS 5, COYOTES 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – James Neal had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots for his NHL-best 19th win, and Nashville sent slumping Arizona to its eighth straight loss. Mike Fisher , Ryan Ellis , Calle Jarnkrok and Olli Jokinen also scored in the Predators ‘ second consecutive win. Mike Ribeiro added his team-best 17th assist in a boo-filled return to Arizona following a summer contract buyout. Antoine Vermette’s goal early in the first period was the only blemish for Rinne, who improved to 19-5-1. Mike Smith had 33 saves as Arizona extended its longest home skid since the team moved from Winnipeg in 1996. source:

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11, 2014. Chara has been sidelined since October with a left knee … more > By JIMMY GOLEN – Associated Press – Thursday, December 11, 2014 BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins got their captain back on the ice for the first time in seven weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks lost theirs, and they hope he wont be gone much at all. The Blackhawks beat the Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night for their eighth consecutive victory, a win that was tempered by the loss of forward Jonathan Toews. Chicagos captain and No. 2 scorer left the game after Dennis Seidenberg came up behind him, hit him on the back of the shoulder and sent him face-first into the boards in the second period. Dangerous. Tight area. Strong guy, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. source:


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