Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins, 5-4

CHICAGO - The Blackhawks had shut out their last two opponents.

They had given up the fewest goals in the league. They have arguably the NHL’s best defensive tandem in Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. They can roll three powerful lines (Patrick Kane is the No. 1 right wing, Marian Hossa is No. 2, and Dustin Byfuglien is No. 3).

On the other end, the Bruins were without Dennis Wideman (undisclosed) and Mark Stuart (sternum), leaving them with their former No. 7 defensema...