Bruins-Blackhawks: Postgame notes

Bruins-Blackhawks: Postgame notes
June 15, 2013, 6:30 pm
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CHICAGO -- Quick notes after the Bruins' 2-1, overtime Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, courtesy of the National Hockey League:


  • Bruins forward Daniel Paille scored the first overtime goal of his playoff career (64 games) at 13:48 of the extra session. Paille has two game-winning goals in 18 games this postseason (also Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers). That equals his total from his last 246 regular-season games.

  • Paille also earned an assist on Chris Kelly's second-period goal that lifted Boston to a 1-1 tie, marking his second multiple-point night of the 2013 playoffs (1-1--2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers).

  • Kelly's goal was his first of the 2013 playoffs. He broke a 22-game goal drought (five regular-season, 17 playoffs) in scoring for the first time since April 17 vs. Buffalo.

  • The Bruins registered 50 hits to the Blackhawks' 34. Fifteen of the Bruins' 18 skaters registered at least one hit, led by Milan Lucic's game-high 10. Lucic now leads all players in that category in the 2013 playoffs (82). The Blackhawks have been outhit by opponents in 16 of their 19 games in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


  • Teams winning Game 2 of the Finals have gone on to win the Stanley Cup in 55 of 73 years since the best-of-seven format began in 1939 (75.3%), including 8 of the past 10 seasons.

  • There hadn’t been a split in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals since 2004, when Calgary won the first game on the road and Tampa Bay came back to win Game 2. The Lightning eventually won that series in seven games.

  • This is the second consecutive year both Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals have been decided in overtime. Prior to 2012, it had been 61 years since the first two games of the Finals required overtime. In the 951 Stanley Cup Final, all five games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens went to extra time. The Maple Leafs won four of the five games to capture the Stanley Cup.


  • The Bruins snapped the Blackhawks' six-game home winning streak in improving to 6-3 away from TD Garden in the 2013 playoffs. Boston is the only club with a winning road record this postseason, outscoring opponents, 29-18.

  • The Bruins are 10-2 in their last 12 games (since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals), with both losses coming in overtime. They have outscored opponents, 38-21, in that span.

  • Boston's victory broke a nine-game winning streak by home clubs in overtime games this postseason. Overall, home clubs are 19-7 (.731) in games decided in extra time.

  • The Bruins posted their league-leading fifth victory after surrendering the first goal of the game (5-2). Chicago fell to 9-3 when scoring first.


  • After holding Chicago 0-for-3 on the power play Saturday night, the Bruins have killed off 22 consecutive penalties dating to May 25 (Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. NY Rangers)