By Brad Vandenberk
Tuesday night, the Stanley Cup Finals shifted to Boston for a pivotal Game 3. The Chicago Blackhawks had yet to win a game 3 this post season, whereas the Boston Bruins were 3-0 in Game 3’s during these playoffs coming into Tuesday night’s contest.
Viktor Stalberg was inserted back into Chicago’s line up, and for the first time this series, to try and add some speed to the offensive forecheck. Stalberg replaced Brandon Bollig, who had taken Stalberg’s spot in Games 1 and 2 in Chicago. Stalberg was also warned by coach Joel Quenneville to watch his defensive responsibilities as well. Quenneville was quoted saying he was looking for “more” from Stalberg in essentially every facet of his game. Read more
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By Brad Gardner
After playing 112 minutes of hockey in Game 1, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks returned to overtime in Game 2. The Bruins took the decision on a Daniel Paille goal at the 13:48 mark of the first overtime session, knotting the Stanley Cup Finals at one game apiece.
Both goaltenders continued their strong play in the series. Tuukka Rask earned the win with 33 saves on 34 shots and was especially important in the first period, when the Blackhawks outplayed the Bruins throughout the opening period and finished with a 19-4 advantage in shots. Read more
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Tagged Adam McQuaid, Blackhawks, Boston, Brandon Bollig, Bruins, Chris Kelly, Corey Crawford, Daniel Paille, Game 2, Michal Handzus, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Stanley Cup Finals, Tuukka Rask, Tyler Seguin, United Center