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They were behind right from the start

Michal Handzus beat Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask for a shorthanded goal to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.
Michal Handzus beat Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask for a shorthanded goal to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.Credit: barry chin/globe staff

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The Bruins did not have a good start in Game 4. A shorthanded Chicago goal helped give the Blackhawks the early momentum they were seeking.

The Bruins went on the power play when Johnny Oduya was called for interference at 5:18 of the first. The Bruins could have grabbed a 1-0 lead.

Instead, they found themselves trailing by a goal after they allowed their first shorthanded strike of the series.

Tyler Seguin controlled the puck along the left-side wall inside the offensive zone. Brandon Saad stripped Seguin of the puck to trigger the rush. Zdeno Chara was in position to fend off Saad’s drive. But Michal Handzus got a step on Patrice Bergeron and drove to the net. Before Bergeron could retreat in time, Handzus took Saad’s cross-ice pass and beat Tuukka Rask at 6:48 of the first to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead.

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