The Blackhawks’ frustrations seemed to come to a boiling point when things got a little ugly at the end of Game 3’s 2-0 shutout loss to the Bruins. The TD Garden crowd of 17,565 roared when Bryan Bickell poked at the bear and wound up getting mauled by Zdeno Chara while Andrew Shaw and Brad Marchand grappled with each other on the ice.
Had the Bruins, who seized a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final, succeeded in ruffling the Blackhawks’ feathers?
“Not really,’’ Marchand said Tuesday. “They seem pretty calm all game. I think at the end of the game, when you’re down by a couple of goals with a few seconds left, things get a little heated and that’s all that happened.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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