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“Playing with Johnny and Bicks, they create a lot of space, and I’ve been taking advantage of the space they do make,” Kane said. “I think everyone wants to be that guy in big-time games, and I’ve been lucky enough in a couple to step up.”

Toews scored his first goal in almost a month _ May 25, to be exact _ in Game 4, while Kane got his first goal of the series. It was more of the same Saturday, with Kane’s quick reflexes putting Boston on the ropes.

With 2:33 left in the first period, Johnny Oduya’s slapshot hit Seidenberg’s stick and shattered the blade. The puck trickled behind Boston goalie Tuukka Rask and Kane scooped it up and tucked it into the net to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.

He doubled the score just over five minutes into the second period, getting help from both Toews and Bickell.

Bickell picked up a pass from Toews and took a shot from the left side, along the goal line. He got his own rebound and circled around the net, looking like a shark searching for prey. He finally spotted an opening, but the puck caromed off the side of the net.

Kane pounced on the rebound, and Rask never had a chance.

“It’s an exciting time,” Kane said, “especially when you’re scoring in games like this.”