PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Daniel Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Bruins let their fans hit the sack early for once Monday night.
After requiring overtime(s) in each of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final, Boston put away the Blackhawks in regulation in Game 3, claiming a 2-0 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The squads skated to a scoreless tie through the first period of play, but Daniel Paille — Saturday night’s overtime hero — beat Corey Crawford for what proved to be the game-winner just 2:13 into the second.
Patrice Bergeron added another tally — his seventh of the playoffs — off a perfect feed from Jaromir Jagr in the later stages of the period, and Tuukka Rask posted his third shutout of the postseason to put the B’s just two wins away from a championship.
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