Bruins vs. Blackhawks Video: Watch Daniel Paille Score OT Game Winner in Game 2
Daniel Paille put away Game 2 with a wrist shot that dinged the post before going in and silenced the Chicago crowd as his Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks in overtime of the Stanley Cup Final, 2-1.
The winner came at 13:48 of Game 2's overtime period, and tied the series at one game apiece.
Scoring chances went both ways in overtime as another thrilling game of the championship series went to the extra period, but this one didn't take almost two full games to complete.
Paille made sure of that, when he got his stick on the puck near the top of the left circle. With the opposing defender slow to reach him, he lined up for an open shot at goaltender Corey Crawford and his sniping wrist shot flew right past the goalie's glove hand.
At one point in the contest, Chicago was out-shooting Boston 22-6, but the Bruins started to establish some scoring chances off crashing the net and put one home in the second period when Chris Kelly scored off an assist from Paille.
Understandably frustrated after their three-overtime defeat in Game 1, the Bruins came out the aggressor and finished with a 50-34 advantage in hits for the game. They showed resiliency in coming back from the one-goal deficit, and looked more and more like the better team Saturday night as the game wore on.
The Blackhawks looked to be in control early, but physical play and crashing the net brought the Bruins to tie the Stanley Cup Final series at 1-1 as it heads to Boston for two games. Zdeno Chara and company will have the opportunity to put Chicago on the brink if they can take care of business at home.
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