The last time the Blackhawks headed to Boston they were in search of a victory to regain home-ice advantage.
This time, they’re after a much bigger prize.
The Hawks took a giant step toward capturing their second Stanley Cup in four seasons Saturday night when they topped the Bruins 3-1 in Game 5 of the finals at the United Center. The victory gave the Hawks a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 6 Monday night at TD Garden in Boston.
Patrick Kane, drafted No. 1 overall by the Hawks six years ago to the day, had two goals and Dave Bolland added an empty-netter to provide the offense while goaltender Corey Crawford earned the victory. The Hawks improved to 11-2 on home ice during the postseason as they held the Bruins to just a Zdeno Chara score in the third period. Tuukka Rask suffered the loss in goal as the Bruins fell to the brink of elimination.
Game 6 is Monday night in Boston. Pregame begins at 6:50 p.m. on 720 WGN, wgnradio.com, our apps, TuneIn and iHeartRadio.