x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Dan Paille scores in overtime as Bruins tie Stanley Cup series

Second straight game against Chicago Blackhawks to go into overtime with Game 3 set for Monday.

Dennis Seidenber, No 44, of the Boston Bruins, skates after the puck ahead of Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2. Harry How / Getty Images / AFP
Dennis Seidenber, No 44, of the Boston Bruins, skates after the puck ahead of Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2. Harry How / Getty Images / AFP

Dan Paille scored in overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday to level the best-of-seven series.

It marked the second straight game that needed overtime to find a winner after Chicago won Game 1 on Wednesday in triple-overtime.

Patrick Sharp scored from a wild goalmouth scramble to stake Chicago to 1-0 first period lead and they dominated the early play, outshooting Boston 19-4.

But the Bruins came out stronger in the second period and were rewarded with the equaliser when Chris Kelly banged home a rebound for his first of the post-season.

The best-of-seven series now shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Monday.

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