CHICAGO, IL - For the second straight game, extra time was needed to decide a winner. Only, the Bruins got to enjoy the final buzzer this time around.
Triple overtime wasn’t on tap Saturday night at the United Center - Daniel Paille scored the first postseason overtime winner of his career 13:48 into the first OT, to give the B’s the 2-1 win in Game Two. It evened the series at 1-1 heading back to Boston for Games Three and Four.
Despite coming out with the victory, though, the night hadn’t appeared in the Bruins’ favor to start.
In the first period, the Blackhawks, riding high from the triple overtime win, came out flying - and outshot the Bruins 19-4 in the process. Boston was on its heels. The Hawks knew it, and kept pressing. The only sustained pressure by the spoked-B occurred with about five minutes left in the first, as Patrice Bergeron’s line put forth good work along the boards for the Merlot Line to continue the effort.
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