Bruins Eke Out 2-1 OT Win

Chicago's home ice advantage gone as finals head to Boston
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 16, 2013 5:29 AM CDT
Bruins Eke Out 2-1 OT Win
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, right, talks with the referee in the first period against the Boston Bruins during Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Chicago.    (Nam Y. Huh)

All those missed shots added up to one big blown opportunity for the Chicago Blackhawks. They couldn't bury the Boston Bruins in the early going and paid for it in the end. Now, home-ice advantage is gone. So is their lead over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals. Daniel Paille fired a shot past Corey Crawford's glove to give the Bruins a 2-1 overtime victory last night and tie the series at 1-1 with Game 3 coming up tomorrow night in Boston. "You've got to kind of swallow this one and move on," said Patrick Sharp, who scored his ninth goal of the postseason. "We know what's on the line in this series and going into Boston's going to be tough, but we're ready for the challenge."

The Blackhawks squeezed out a 4-3 triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 but couldn't pull this one out. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were quiet again, just as in the opener. Looking tired late in the game, the Blackhawks made a series of blunders, including a turnover that led to Paille's winning goal. They outshot Boston 35-28 for the game and really came out firing in the early going, blistering the Bruins 19-4 in the first period, but all they had to show for it was Sharp's goal. Tuukka Rask was simply outstanding in net again for the Bruins, getting through that early siege and finishing with 33 saves. (More Tuukka Rask stories.)

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