For the first time in the series, Chicago has the lead and this time they need a single victory to lift the Stanley Cup. Boston returns home confident that the support of their fans will propel them to a series tying victory, before they return to Chicago for a decisive game seven.
Match: Boston vs Chicago
Odds: Unibet 2.30
The Blackhawks achieved the first regulation time victory in game five and limited the Bruins to a single goal, for the first time in the series. The hosts scored one goal in each period and Patrick Kane made two of them possible, while Jonathan Toews assisted him. The Blackhawks will be without the latter in game six, after Jonathan sustained a hit to his head in the final minutes and spent most of the third on the bench.
Without Toews, the visitors will need Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp upfront more than ever, as well as another defensive parade from Corey Crawford. Boston could be missing a key forward of their own as Patrice Bergeron is also doubtful and it’s uncertain if he will recover on time to start the match. After being sidelined with an injury in the second period, he made a brief appearance in the third, but it is obvious that he was in no condition to play. The most likely scenario is for the hosts to start without him and only resort to his services if they fail to take an early lead.
The home team won most of the games in this series, but for the first time the hosts need to win a match to stay alive. The Bruins have what it takes to level the score and Unibet members would enjoy odds of 2.30 for a regulation time victory.