Boston Bruins defeat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1 in OT in Game 2

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford lets in the winning goal by Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (not pictured) during overtime in GGame 2 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
Daniel Paille beat Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford in overtime to lift the Bruins to a 2-1 victory.

Bruins 2
Blackhawks 1

CHICAGO — At 13:48 of overtime, Daniel Paille rifled a shot over Corey Crawford’s glove to give the Bruins a 2-1 Game 2 win. The series is tied, 1-1. Game 3 is at TD Garden on Monday

The play started as Adam McQuaid held the zone at the right point. Tyler Seguin threw a cross-ice pass to Paille. The left wing buried his shot.

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For the second straight game, the Bruins and Blackhawks went into overtime. The Bruins survived a first-period blitzkrieg. They tied the game in the second, then held their ground in the third period to send Game 2 into extra time tied at 1.

The Bruins’ best chance in a scoreless third period came after Jaromir Jagr set up Brad Marchand at the left circle. Crawford got a piece of Marchand’s shot with his glove.

The Bruins, lucky to be down one goal after the first period, tied the game in the second. The tying goal took place on the second shift for the new third line of Paille, Chris Kelly, and Tyler Seguin.

Paille started the play by winning a puck battle along the end boards. Paille walked the puck out and put a short-range shot on goal. Crawford stopped Paille’s shot, but Kelly beat Patrick Kane to the rebound and tapped the puck past Crawford at 14:58. It was Kelly’s first point of the playoffs.

The Bruins were a post away from taking the lead. After Kelly batted a puck out of air, Marchand had a chance. He kicked the puck to his blade and snapped a shot on goal that bounced off the right post at 18:57.

The Bruins slowed the bleeding in the second. After allowing 19 shots in the first, they limited the Blackhawks to five pucks on Tuukka Rask in the second.

The Blackhawks grabbed a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. But the Blackhawks could have slipped five pucks into the Boston net in the first period.

Chicago dominated early, landing 19 pucks on goal in the first period, while limiting the Bruins to just four shots on Crawford. The Bruins were fortunate to escape the onslaught.