Darling leads surging Blackhawks past Bruins

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – A two-goal first period and 32 saves from
Scott Darling propelled the Chicago Blackhawks to an eighth consecutive win, a
3-2 triumph over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

Ben Smith had one of Chicago’s early goals and set up the other — the first
of Klas Dahlbeck’s NHL career — while Darling outplayed reigning Vezina
Trophy winner Tuukka Rask in the rookie’s sixth career start.

Patrik Kane also tallied and Marcus Kruger recorded two assists for the red-
hot Blackhawks.

The Bruins had captain Zdeno Chara back in the lineup after missing 19
straight games with a knee injury, but still fell for the fourth time in their
last five outings. Rask managed just 18 saves.