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Game 2 postgame notes: Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1 (OT)

06.16.13 at 12:09 am ET
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Daniel Paille was all alone as a hero when he scored the game-winner Saturday night in overtime. (AP)

The Bruins tied the Stanley Cup finals as Daniel Paille scored the game-winner at 13:48 of overtime, giving the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks Saturday night at United Center in Chicago. The series now shifts to Boston for Games 3 and 4 Monday and Wednesday before returning to Chicago next Saturday night.

Here are some postgame notes, courtesy the Bruins media relations department:

• The Bruins now have an 18-28 lifetime record in Game 2 of best-of-seven series in which they lost the first game.

• They are 22-12 lifetime when tied in a best-of-seven series 1-1 and they are 18-16 lifetime in Game 3s when tied in a best-of-seven series 1-1.

• The Blackhawks now have a 17-13 lifetime record in Game 2 of best-of-seven series in which they won the first game.

• They are 15-11 lifetime when tied in a best-of-seven series 1-1 and they are 15-11 lifetime in Game 3 when tied in a best-of-seven series 1-1.

• The Bruins are 1-3 lifetime when tied in a Stanley Cup finals series 1-1 and they are 1-3 lifetime in Game 3 when tied in a Stanley Cup finals series 1-1.

• The Blackhawks are 2-0 lifetime when tied in a Stanley Cup finals series 1-1 and they are 2-0 lifetime in Game 3 when tied in a Stanley Cup finals series 1-1.

OVERTIME

• The Bruins played their 124th lifetime playoff overtime game and they now have a 54-67-3 record in playoff overtime. They are 5-2 in overtime in this postseason. It was their 65th on the road and that record is now 24-40-2.

• This is the first time they have played back-to-back overtime games in the playoffs since games six (4-3 Boston win) and seven (2-1 Washington win) in their 2012 quarterfinal series. It was their first consecutive overtime games in a Stanley Cup finals since Games 1 (4-3 Montreal win) and 2 (3-2 Montreal win) of the 1946 finals.

• The Blackhawks played their 85th lifetime playoff overtime game and they now have a 45-40 record in playoff overtime. They are 4-2 in overtime in this postseason. It was their 44th on home ice and that record is now 27-17.

• This is the first time they have played back-to-back overtime games in the playoffs since they played the each of first five games of their 2012 quarterfinal series vs. Phoenix into extra sessions, going 2-3 in those games. They had not played consecutive overtime games in a Stanley Cup finals since Games 2 (2-1 win) and 3 (3-2 win) of the 1931 finals vs. Montreal.

• The Bruins played their seventh lifetime playoff overtime game vs. the Blackhawks with a 4-3 record. These teams played the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup finals history in Game 1 of this series which ended after 52:08 of overtime play in a 4-3 Chicago victory.

• The Bruins now have a 4-11-2 lifetime overtime mark in Stanley Cup finals games. The Bruins have played both the longest and second-shortest overtime games in Stanley Cup finals history (Oilers forward Petr Klima‘s goal at 55:13 of OT on May 15, 1990, and Canucks forward Alex Burrows‘ goal at 0:11 on June 4, 2011).

• The Blackhawks now have a 7-3 lifetime overtime mark in Stanley Cup finals games.

WHO’S HOT

Daniel Paille had a goal and an assist for this third career multiple-point playoff game and his first career playoff overtime goal.

Tyler Seguin had an assist on the overtime goal, which was his second overtime assist of this postseason (Game 7 vs. Toronto) and giving him single assists in each of his last two games.

Adam McQuaid had an assist, giving him 1-1-2 totals in two of his last three games

• Chicago’s Patrick Sharp had a goal, giving him 3-2-5 totals in four of his last eight games. It is his ninth of this postseason, tying him with David Krejci for the NHL lead in that category.

• Chicago’s Michal Handzus had an assist, giving him 2-5-7 totals in seven of his last 10 games.

• Chicago’s Patrick Kane had an assist, giving him 4-1-5 totals in three of his last four games with 4-2-6 totals in four of his last six contests.

FUN FACTS

• The Bruins were outshot in the first period by a 19-4 margin. That is just the sixth of 18 games this postseason in which they have been outshot in the first period and is the largest disparity thus far, besting the 19-8 margin by Toronto in Game 5 of their conference quarterfinal series. The four shots by the Bruins matches their low for a period during these playoffs (third vs. Pittsburgh in Game 3 of their conference semifinal series).

• Fourteen Bruins have combined for 33 multiple-point games in this postseason (Krejci-7; Horton-5; Lucic-4; Bergeron and March- and-3 each; Chara and Paille-2 each; Redden, Campbell, Seguin, Thornton, Krug, Boychuk and Jagr-1 each).

• The Bruins killed off three times short in Game 2 and now have killed off 22 straight times short since a score by the Rangers’ Dan Girardi in Game 5 of their conference semifinal series. They finished that game with one kill, went 15-for-15 vs. Pittsburgh in the conference finals, and are 3-for-3 each in Games 1 and 2 of this Stanley Cup finals.

• The Bruins have gotten 36 of their 151 points in this postseason from defensemen (23.8 percent), including 15 of their 55 goals (27 percent).

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