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Video: Boston quickly erases Chicago’s late lead

Chicago Blackhawks v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Five

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 21: Goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks up at the video board in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on April 21, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Once this game ends - and it will take more than 60 minutes, as it just entered overtime - there could be a wide array of storylines. Still, if the Chicago Blackhawks lose, they might have some serious concerns about their ability to hold onto a lead.

With less than five minutes left in the second period, Marcus Kruger gave the Blackhawks a 4-2 lead. That disintegrated quickly, however, as Patrice Bergeron scored twice to tie it up, with the 4-4 marker coming just two minutes into the third.

Patrick Sharp made a lot happen in that middle frame, yet he went without a goal. That changed in the third period, as he finally was rewarded ... and on the team’s putrid power play, to boot:

That 5-4 lead was short-lived, as Johnny Boychuk sent this absolute laser beam beyond Corey Crawford’s grasp just a shade under a minute later:

This all makes Chicago’s eight-minute 1-0 lead in the first period seem downright lengthy.

The good news for both sides: no worries about holding a lead for the rest of this game, as the next goal is the game-winner. Tune in to NBC to see the rest.