Paille Scores In Overtime As Bruins Tie Series

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Reuters
Dan Paille scored in overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday to level the best-of-seven series.

Dan Paille

* Second game to go to overtime

* Series shifts to Boston

Dan Paille scored in overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday to level the best-of-seven series.

It marked the second straight game that needed overtime to find a winner after Chicago won Game One on Wednesday in triple-overtime.

Another tight game unfolded on Saturday and it looked like multiple overtime periods might be needed again until Paille, who also assisted on Boston's other goal, took a pass from Tyler Seguin and unleashed a wrist shot that fluttered underneath netminder Corey Crawford's outstretched glove off the far post and into the net.

The series now shifts to Boston for Game Three on Monday.

Patrick Sharp scored from a wild goalmouth scramble to stake Chicago to 1-0 first period lead and they dominated the early play, outshooting Boston 19-4.

But the Bruins came out stronger in the second period and were rewarded with the equalizer when Chris Kelly banged home a rebound for his first of the postseason.

Game Two featured another sensational display of goaltending at both ends of the rink but Tuukka Rask was particularly brilliant in the opening period as the Blackhawks tried to deliver an early knockout punch.

Rask faced 34 shots while Crawford faced 28.