NHL

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup over Bruins

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game Six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
NHL PHOTO/Dave Sandford

BATON ROUGE - Jonathan Toews is only two months removed from his 25th birthday, but he’s already captained the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup championship twice.

Toews hoisted Lord Stanley for a second time Monday night after the Blackhawks scored twice in 17 seconds late in the third period to rally for a 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden.

“He's the same player that's never backed down," said teammate David Bolland, who scored the Cup-winning goal with 58.3 seconds remaining in regulation. "He battles to the end and is the best captain in the League."

Toews had two assists in Chicago's 3-1 victory in Game 5, but he also sustained a barrage of big hits from Boston's defense.

The captain tied the game 1-1 at 4:24 of the second period on Monday when he barreled down the right wing before snapping a wrist shot between the legs of Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Toews led Chicago forwards with 20:12 of ice time, but he saved his biggest play for the game's final moments to overcome a 2-1 deficit.

With the goaltender pulled for an extra forward, Toews made a heads-up play to redirect a pass onto the stick of Bryan Bickell, who was alone in front and snapped the puck into the net to tie the game.

Bolland scored 17 seconds after Bickell to give Chicago the lead for good.