CHICAGO, Ill. (WGGB) — The Blackhawks beat the Bruins four to three in triple overtime during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Chicago’s Michael Roszival shot the puck from the right point into traffic. It deflected off Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw before slipping past Boston’s Tuukka Rask.
The Bruins struck first Wednesday night before a packed house at the United Center in Chicago.
Milan Lucic’s wrist shot 23 feet out from the net flew past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford at the 13:11 mark of the opening period, putting the Bruins up 1-0.
Just 51 seconds into the second period, Lucic scored again, putting the B’s up 2-0.
However, the Blackhawks would strike back minutes later. Winger Brandon Saad cut the Bruins lead down to 2-1, which is where the score would stay after two periods.
Patrice Bergeron then scored early on a power play in the third, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.
The Blackhawks weren’t done though. Less than two minutes later, Dave Bolland got one past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, cutting the lead down to one goal.
A goal by Chicago’s Johnny Oduya with 7:46 left in regulation tied the game.
Even with a flurry of shots on goal at both ends of the ice – 12 for the Bruins and 8 for the Blackhawks, the first overtime ended the same was regulation did: the game tied 3-3.
The Bruins are down 0-1 in the Stanley Cup Series.
Game 2 will be in Chicago Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
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