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The Bruins suffered a crushing loss in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final after allowing two Blackhawks goals in the final 90 seconds to yield the Cup to Chicago.
Bryan Bickell, right, beat Tuukka Rask to tie the game at 2-2 with 1:16 left in the game after the Blackhawks took a 6-5 advantage in their end of the ice.
Then Chicago's Dave Bolland, left, scored the stunning Cup-clinching goal just 17 seconds later.
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
That left the Bruins searching for answers for how they blew a 2-1 lead in the final two minutes as they watched Chicago celebrate on the TD Garden ice.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was the first to hoist the Stanley Cup.
For the Blackhawks, it was their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.
The Bruins appeared headed back to Chicago for a Game 7 after Milan Lucic scored to give them a 2-1 lead at 12:11 of the third period.
Chris Kelly had put the Bruins on the board first with a goal in the first period.
But Toews scored to tie the game at 1-1 in the second period.
Claude Julien's Bruins seemed to lose energy throughout the course of the game, and missed on several key scoring opportunities.
The loss was tough on Patrice Bergeron, who doubled over on the ice after playing through a broken rib, torn cartilage, and a separated shoulder in Game 6.
The Bruins and Blackhawks met at center ice for the customary post-series handshake after the game.
Tuukka Rask saluted his Chicago counterpart Corey Crawford, right, during the traditional handshake.
Blackhawks fans who made the trip to Boston were able to celebrate their team's win at the TD Garden.
Bergeron and the Bruins saluted the TD Garden crowd before exiting the ice.
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