Saturday night NHL fans got to see another good game. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks were unable to decide the game in regulation for the second straight time. Game two however only needed 13:48 minutes of extra play. Daniel Paille scored the game winner for the Bruins. It was Paille’s third goal of the NHL Playoffs, and second point of the night. Despite the victory Boston was out shot 34-28, 19 of Chicago’s shots came in the first period, and the Blackhawks had the 1-0 lead. Chicago’s goal was scored by, Patrick Sharp who netted his 9th of the Playoffs.
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask said during a post game interview, “It looked like they had more guys out there than we did .They were pouncing on every single puck in front of net, had a lot of chances. We definitely played pretty bad. But, you know, it was good that we were only down by one and regrouped after that.” (NHL.com)
The Bruins were lucky to get of the first period only down by a goal. The Second period saw the Bruins only allow four shots on goal. The Bruins defense came together, and did the work. At the 14:58 mark Chris Kelly scored his first goal of the 2013 Playoffs. The second period ended 1-1.
In the third period momentum didn’t find a side, as both teams were unable to find the back of the net. There were no penalties, and only a total of 13 shots on goal.
Overtime went with out a penalty as well, and in the 13:48 played there were 14 shots on goal. Boston evened up the series 1-1 on Paille’s goal.
Boston reverted to their physical style of play during game two outhitting the Blackhawks 50-34. Both teams were unable to score on the Power Play Boston went 0/2, and Chicago went 0/3
Three stars of Game 2
1. Daniel Paille, 2 points , GWG
2. Tukka Rask, .971 SV%
3. Patrick Sharp. Chicago’s only goal