Shaw Nets Winner as Blackhawks Outlast Bruins in Triple OT
2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 1
Andrew Shaw netted the game-winning goal 12:08 into the third overtime to carry the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at United Center.
Shaw's goal capped the Blackhawks' comeback from a two-goal deficit. They scored twice during the final 12 minutes of regulation before the winning goal came after 52:08 of extra play.
"He's a competitor. He does things game in, game out," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said of Shaw. "The bigger the stage, the bigger the challenge, he rises to the occasion. He knows where the front of net is. Doesn't have to be pretty. He's a warrior."
Dave Bolland first got a piece of Michal Rozsival's point shot before the puck hit Shaw's knee and deflected past defenseless Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to end the game that was the longest in the 2012-13 season and fifth-longest in the history of the Final.
"It's what we needed to do, get guys going to the net," said Shaw, who netted his fifth goal of the playoff. "We knew it wasn't going to be pretty at this point. It's a great shot, great tip. You know it was unbelievable. All the guys, we deserve this."
"Get some sleep," Shaw said when asked how the Blackhawks plan to refocus for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series, which will be played Saturday at United Center.
Corey Crawford recorded 29 of his 51 saves in the extra periods while Bolland, Brandon Saad and Johnny Oduya scored as the Blackhawks improved to 4-1 in overtime in the playoffs.
Milan Lucic scored two goals, Patrice Bergeron added another while Rask stopped 59 shots, 24 in three overtimes, for the Bruins.
"It's never easy to lose a game when you're in the third overtime period," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "We had some great looks, we had some great opportunities, we just didn't bury them, and eventually somebody's going to score a goal here as fatigue sets in."
Lucic gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes with his goal off a pretty passing sequence 13:11 into the first period.
In the second, Lucic made it 2-0 with his fifth goal of the playoff before Saad scored his first career playoff goal that ended Rask's personal shutout streak of 149:36.
Six minutes after Bergeron scored a power-play goal to give Boston a 3-1 cushion, Chicago came back to tie the game with back-to-back goals by Bolland and Oduya, who scored the equalizer with 7:46 to play in regulation.
2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 1: Shaw Nets Winner as Blackhawks Outlast Bruins in Triple OT
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