3OT Blackhawks Win Kicks Off Stanley Cup Final

June 13, 2013
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Andrew Shaw scored the game-winner with 7:52 remaining in the third overtime on Wednesday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

The score came at the expense of Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, who had stopped 59 of 62 other Chicago shots.

The Bruins had held a 3-1 advantage by the 6:09 mark of the final period of regulation on a pair of scores by Milan Lucic and a goal from Patrice Bergeron, but Shaw assisted on a goal by Chicago’s Dave Bolland with 12:00 left, and Johnny Oduya tied the game at 3-3 with 7:46 remaining.  Brandon Saad also scored for Chicago.

Corey Crawford made 51 saves for the Blackhawks.

Game two of the best-of-seven championship series will be played on Saturday night, also in Chicago.

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