Blackhawks Win Opener, 4-3, in Triple Overtime

Game is 5th-longest in Stanley Cup history
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 13, 2013 2:45 AM CDT
Blackhawks Win Opener, 4-3, in Triple Overtime
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save on a shot by Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) during the first period of Game 1.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago's Andrew Shaw scored on a deflection in triple overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in a riveting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals last night. Michael Roszival shot the puck from the right point into a cluster of players in front of the goal. It deflected off Dave Bolland and Shaw and slipped past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, ending the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup history. "We basically just played two games in one night here," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

"We knew it wasn't going to be pretty," Shaw said after the game-winning goal. "It was a great shot, great shift. It was unbelievable." Bolland and Johnny Oduya scored in the third period as Chicago overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime, while Brandon Saad netted his first goal of the playoffs. Milan Lucic had two goals and an assist for the Bruins, who had won five straight. Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal and David Krejci finished with two assists, while Rask made an astounding 59 saves. Game 2 is Saturday. (More Andrew Shaw stories.)

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