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Final: Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1 (OT)

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  June 15, 2013 07:55 PM

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CHICAGO -- At 13:48 of overtime, Daniel Paille rifled a shot over Corey Crawford’s glove to give the Bruins a 2-1 Game 2 win. The series is tied at 1-1. Game 3 is at TD Garden on Monday

The play started as Adam McQuaid held the zone at the right point. Tyler Seguin threw a cross-ice pass to Paille. The left wing buried his shot.

End of regulation: 1-1: For the second straight game, the Bruins and Blackhawks went into overtime. The Bruins survived a first-period blitzkrieg. They evened the game in the second, then held their ground in the third period to send Game 2 into extra time tied at 1-1.

Neither team scored in the third period. The Bruins’ best chance came after Jaromir Jagr set up Brad Marchand at the left circle. Corey Crawford got a piece of Marchand’s shot with his glove.

End of second period: 1-1: The Bruins, lucky to be down just one goal after the first period, tied the game in the second. The tying goal took place on the second shift for the new third line of Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly, and Tyler Seguin.

Paille started the play by winning a puck battle along the end boards. Paille walked the puck out and put a short-range shot on goal. Corey Crawford stopped Paille’s shot. But Kelly beat Patrick Kane to the rebound and tapped the puck past Crawford at 14:58 to tie the game at 1-1. It was Kelly’s first point of the playoffs.

The Bruins were a post away from taking the lead. After Kelly batted a puck out of air, Brad Marchand had a chance. Marchand kicked the puck to his blade and snapped a shot on goal that bounced off the right post at 18:57.

The Bruins slowed the bleeding in the second. After allowing 19 shots in the first, they limited the Blackhawks to five pucks on Tuukka Rask in the second.


End of first period: Blackhawks 1-0: The Blackhawks grabbed a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. But the Blackhawks could have slipped five pucks into the Boston net in the first period.

From the opening shift, the Blackhawks overwhelmed the Bruins. It was a varsity-versus-JV performance. Chicago landed 19 pucks on goal while limiting the Bruins to just four shots on Corey Crawford. The Blackhawks dominated every segment of the game. The Bruins were fortunate to escape the first down just one goal.

Chicago beat Rask after a flurry of shots by the No. 2 line. Rask stopped three straight pucks, but the Bruins couldn’t bail out their goalie by retrieving the rebounds. With Rask down and out and Michal Handzus causing havoc in front, Patrick Sharp whistled the puck into the net at 11:20.

The Bruins caught a break several minutes later. Again, the Bruins allowed the Blackhawks to swarm the net. Jonathan Toews appeared to slip the puck under Rask after a wraparound at 12:32. The initial call on the ice was no goal, which was confirmed via video review.


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