Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins, 5-2

Savard hurt as Bruins are crumpled by Blackhawks

By , Globe Staff | January 8, 2010

Even when they fell behind by two quick goals, there was enough skill and character on the NHL’s best team to brush off a first-period road deficit like a stray snowflake.

Young captain Jonathan Toews, relentless on the forecheck, set the physical and emotional tone for the Blackhawks. Duncan Keith, perhaps the NHL’s top defenseman, had his stick involved in three goals. Naturall...