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Now we've got ourselves a Stanley Cup Final series.
Three nights after a devastating triple-overtime loss in Game 1, the Boston Bruins grabbed a thrilling overtime win of their own, a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2. (Seriously, can't these guys finish a game in regulation?)
Saturday's game was again a battle of outstanding goalies, with Corey Crawford (26 saves) and Tuukka Rask (33 saves) dueling all night and continuing to play like the best netminders in hockey. But it really takes something special to be one of the game's real three stars, and neither one of these guys had it.
Who did? Take a look below.
FIRST STAR: Daniel Paille
Paille had himself a big-time game Saturday night, and it wasn't just his game-winning, series-tying goal in overtime that sealed first-star status for the Bruins left winger. (Though that goal was probably worth watching again, so enjoy it below -- fast forward to the 1:03 mark for the winning play.)
Video: Highlights: BOS/CHI - Game 2
You see, Paille also had a hand in the first goal, a Chris Kelly rebound past Corey Crawford to tie the game at 1-1 with 5:02 left in the second period. Kelly got credit for putting the biscuit in the basket, of course, but it would have never happened without the fancy stickwork of Paille, who deked Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy out of his skates to open the whole play up.
Without that deke, Kelly never scores. Without Kelly's goal, there's no overtime for Paille to score in. So it's no exaggeration to say Daniel Paille is the reason Boston is going back home tied 1-1. Someone buy that man a Sam Adams.
SECOND STAR: Video Review
Midway through the first period, after a Patrick Sharp goal made it 1-0, the Blackhawks appeared to take a 2-0 lead when a puck trickled past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask and into the Boston net. But the apparent goal was waved off after the referee determined that the whistle had blown before the puck crossed the line. The ruling was then upheld following a video review.
There's no questioning that the puck crossed the goal line:
Looks like a goal to me!!! @ESPNChiHawks @NHL #wtf pic.twitter.com/qmTBgE2FoG
-- Kim Maher (@kimberm71) June 16, 2013 The issue is simply one of whether or not the whistle came first. Watch the video below and decide for yourself:
THIRD STAR: Jaromir Jagr's self confidence
Jaromir Jagr really has no reason to be short on confidence. The legendary 41-year-old is back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in more than two decades, he's playing like he's 31 and he's got a really rockin' playoff beard .
But check out Jagr, the NHL's active points leader, in this clip before Saturday's Game 2 win.
During its pregame coverage, CBC asked the Bruins' David Krejci who his favorite player was growing up. Not surprisingly, the 27-year-old Czech named Jagr, a Czech legend himself. Next up in the montage was Jagr. Who was his favorite player growing up? Take a guess:
jagr loves jagr https://t.co/aNKzEgkeLa
-- krmcg (@krmcg) June 16, 2013 Jagr had five shots on goal in Saturday's game. Chances are, he thinks they were the five best looks of the night.
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Boston Bruins forward Jaromir Jagr was asked who his favorite players growing up was, and he gave a pretty funny response.
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They didn’t need third overtime tonight, just one. The Boston Bruins have tied up the Stanley Cup Finals at 1-1 with Daniel Paille’s overtime winner at 13:48 of overtime. Check out the recap and video of the OT winner after the jump. Early on in the game, the Chicago Blackhawks controlled the play with 19 shots in the first period. Patrick Sharp put the Blackhawks up...
Daniel Paille scored at 13:48 in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, evening their series. The teams went to overtime for the second straight game, but this one ended two periods before Game 1. After being out-shot 19-4 and falling [...]
Jaromir Jagr has been around the NHL long enough to be the childhood hero of some of his current teammates on the Boston Bruins.
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins are very evenly matched teams. Game 1 was triple overtime thriller on Wednesday, and on Saturday, Game 2 was another fantastic overtime game. Bruins forward Daniel Paille caught a cross-ice pass from Tyler Seguin and fired a quick one right underneath Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford’s glove and off the post and in. The Bruins...
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Check it out in the GIF below.
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During CBC's player intros leading up to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, players were asked to name their favorite skater from when they were growing up. David Krejci said that his favorite player growing up was current teammate Jaromir Jagr. Following Krejci was Jagr himself. Who did he say was his favorite player?
Jaromir Jagr, of course. Yet another great moment from one...
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Daniel Paille scored in overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 Saturday to tie the Stanley Cup finals at one game apiece.
The Blackhawks failed to clear the puck along the boards. Tyler Seguin picked it up and delivered a cross-ice pass to Paille, who beat Corey Crawford on his glove side for the winner at 13:48 of the extra period.
Game 3 is Monday at Boston...
And just like that -- the Boston Bruins are back in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.Proving these teams are ridiculously even -- and that overtime periods could become the norm in this series -- the Bruins' Daniel Paille scored at the 13:48 mark in overtime to give the Bruins a much-needed victory in Chicago Saturday night.After a disastrous Game 1, where they blew a two-goal lead...
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