CHICAGO, Ill. (WGGB) — The Bruins and Blackhawks headed into overtime for the second time in two games and this time, the Bruins came out victorious.
Chicago forward Patrick Sharp scored first with a wrist shot from 32 feet from the net around the 10 minute mark of the first period, before the packed house at the United Center in Chicago.
That’s where the scoring would hold going into the second frame.
At 14:58 in the second period, Boston’s Chris Kelly answered back with a goal, tying the game 1-1.
A scoreless third period means Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final will follow the lead of Game 1: Heading to overtime.
With just over nine minutes left in overtime, each team had fired off five shots on goal in the extra frame.
A few moments later, the shot that may have mattered most for the Bruins. Tyler Seguin passed the puck to Daniel Paille, who then fired a wrist shot towards the net which went past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford and gave the Bruins a 2-1 win in Game 2.
On the night, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 33 of 34 shots, with 18 of those coming in the first period alone.
The series moves back to Boston for Game 3 Monday at 8:00 p.m. at the TD Garden.