Bruins Shutout Blackhawks in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final, Take Series Lead
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins have shutout the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, in front a packed home crowd at TD Garden.
Both teams were scoreless after one period of play, but the Bruins came out in the second ready to strike.
Just over two minutes into the second period Daniel Paille rocketed a slapshot past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford, giving the B’s a 1-0 lead. Tyler Seguin and Chris Kelly both got an assist on the play.
Later in the second, in the fleeting seconds of 5-3 man advantage, due to penalties against Chicago’s Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson, Boston’s Patrice Bergeron shot a pass from Jaromir Jagr and scored, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
The assist gives Jagr sole possession of fifth place, on the All-Time NHL postseason points list with 197 points.
The Blackhawks tried 28 times to get the puck past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, but he was able to stop each and every one of them, giving Rask his third shutout of this year’s playoff season.
The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston.