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Bruins even Stanley Cup at 1 with OT win

Boston’s Daniel Paille and Andrew Ference lead the cheers after Paille scores in overtime to even the Stanley Cup final at one.

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Boston’s Daniel Paille and Andrew Ference lead the cheers after Paille scores in overtime to even the Stanley Cup final at one.

CHICAGO — Daniel Paille scored 13:48 into overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday night and even the Stanley Cup final at one game each.

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The Blackhawks failed to clear the puck along the boards. Tyler Seguin picked it up on the right side and delivered a cross-ice pass to Paille, who beat Corey Crawford on his glove side.

"It was a dirty road win," Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said.

Crawford and Boston's Tuukka Rask were outstanding in goal again after coming up big in Wednesday's opener, a 4-3 triple-overtime win for Chicago, turning away shot after shot in the extra period until Paille scored. Rask finished with 33 saves, Crawford 26.

Jaromir Jagr just missed scoring the winner in the opening minutes of OT when his shot from the right circle hit the right post, his second near miss in as many games. Chris Kelly, who scored in the second period for Boston, had a shot from the slot stopped by Crawford at 5:39.

Rask also stood his ground down the stretch, just as he did in the opening period, when Chicago fired away at him. The Blackhawks swarmed the Bruins and took the lead at 11:22 on Patrick Sharp's ninth goal of the postseason.

Chicago finished the period with a 19-4 advantage in shots.

"If someone watched the first period, they would say 'Give (Chicago) the Cup right now,' " Jagr said.

The Blackhawks continued to dictate the tempo until Kelly tied it with just more than five minutes remaining in the second. Paille skated out from behind the net, beating Nick Leddy with a neat move for a wraparound shot. Crawford made the save, but Kelly crashed the net and knocked in the rebound to tie it at 1.

"My goal was a great five-guy effort," Kelly said. "I just happened to be there to tap it in."

NHL awards: The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin won the Hart Trophy as league MVP voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. He finished 32 points ahead of the Penguins' Sidney Crosby in the closest voting in 11 years. Ovechkin became the eighth player to win at least three times. Crosby won the Ted Lindsay Award as MVP voted by the players. The Lightning's Marty St. Louis and Ovechkin were the other finalists. The win was Crosby's second. The Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year, the Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky the Vezina as top goalie and the Canadiens' P.K. Subban the Norris as top defenseman.

Around the league: Alain Vigneault has reached an agreement with the Rangers to be their coach, according to media reports. Vigneault was fired as coach by the Canucks last month after seven seasons and a sweep by the Sharks in the first round of the playoffs. He would succeed John Tortorella, fired four days after the Rangers' second-round playoff exit last month.

AHL final: Lightning affiliate Syracuse stayed alive in the Calder Cup final for the second straight game, beating host Grand Rapids 5-2 to pull within 3-2 in the series. Game 6 is Tuesday at Syracuse.

Bruins 0 1 0 1 2
Blackhawks 1 0 0 0 1

First Period1, Chicago, Sharp 9 (Kane, Handzus), 11:22. PenaltiesFerence, Bos (tripping), 6:51.

Second Period2, Boston, Kelly 1 (Paille), 14:58. PenaltiesBolland, Chi (tripping), 1:19; Boychuk, Bos (holding), 8:15; Seidenberg, Bos (tripping), 17:11; Oduya, Chi (tripping), 19:14.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesNone. First Overtime3, Boston, Paille 3 (Seguin, McQuaid), 13:48. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalBoston 4-8-8-8—28. Chicago 19-4-5-6—34. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 2; Chicago 0 of 3. GoaliesBoston, Rask 13-5-0 (34 shots-33 saves). Chicago, Crawford 13-6-0 (28-26).

Stanley Cup final

BLACKHAWKS 1, Bruins 1

Game 1: Blackhawks 4, Bruins 3 3 OT

Saturday: Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1 OT

Monday: at Boston, 8, NBCSN

Wednesday: at Boston, 8, Ch. 8

June 22: at Chicago, 8, Ch. 8

June 24: at Boston, 8, Ch. 8 *

June 26: at Chicago, 8, Ch. 8 *

* If necessary

Bruins even Stanley Cup at 1 with OT win 06/15/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:24am]
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