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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 13, 2008 3:05PM


Blackhawks Fall To Bruins In Shootout
On a night that the #3 of Pierre Pilote and Keith Magnuson, two great Blackhawk defensemen, was retired, the Blackhawks fought hard in a defensive struggle, but dropped the game to Boston in a shootout, 2-1. The teams went almost two complete periods without scoring, but Boston's Marco Sturm tipped in a power play goal in the closing seconds of the second. Jonathon Toews scored the equalizer for the Blackhawks in the middle of the third period on a power play and a scoreless overtime sent the game to a shootout that Boston won 2 goals to 1 to take the win. In spite of the loss, Nikolai Khabibulin had a fantastic night in net, stopping 38 of 39 shots. Coach Quenneville said of the goalie, “Khabibulin had a special night for us. He gave us a chance to win.” Patrick Kane added, “We were on the penalty kill for two minutes [in overtime]. Khabi stood on his head.”

Fire Take On The Crew Tonight In MLS Playoffs
The Chicago Fire face the Columbus Crew tonight in the MLS Eastern Conference Finals for a shot at next week's MLS Cup Final (Sun., Nov. 23). The Crew and Fire battled to a pair of 2-2 ties this year; Chicago leads the all-time series 17-10-10 but has outscored Columbus by a total of just 1 goal (58-57). Still, this is the first playoff meeting between the two teams. The game kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2. We haven't heard of any viewing parties, but The Globe Pub (1934 W. Irving Park Rd.) is a safe bet to catch the game with some fellow Fire fans.

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh