Goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron after a scoreless first period gave the Boston Bruins a 2-0 lead over the Chicago Blackhawks through two periods in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night.
With the series tied 1-1, the Blackhawks suffered a key loss moments before the game when forward Marian Hossa was scratched from the lineup after being hit by a puck during warm-ups.
Paille, who scored in overtime to give Boston's a 2-1 win in Game 2, gave the Bruins the lead at 2:13 of the second period with a slap shot from the right circle. Tyler Seguin's hard shot from the left side was saved by Corey Crawford and the puck went to the right corner.
Chris Kelly got it away from Dave Bolland and passed to Paille for a quick shot, his fourth goal of the postseason.
Bergeron made it 2-0 with his seventh playoff goal on a power play at 14:05, just 5 seconds after Boston's two-man advantage ended.
Jaromir Jagr held the puck a few feet to the left of Crawford and passed across...