FINAL: Bruins 3 Blackhawk 4 (TRIPLE OT)
Well, there goes the sweep.
But seriously, the Blackhawks threw everything they had at the Bruins and it took them a double deflection in triple overtime to win Game 1 at home. These two teams couldnt be any more evenly matched. Its going to be a long friggin series.
The Bruins outplayed the Blackhawks for about five of the six perioids of play. And the Bruins had plenty of chances in the overtimes. Chara hit a post in double overtime. Kaspars Daugavins whiffed on a wide open net in triple overtime.
But in the end, it was a double deflection off the stick of Andrew Shaw that won the Blackhawks the game. That sucked.
Remember, the Bruins were down 0-2 to the Canucks back in 2011 and ended up winning the series, so Im not headed to the Tobin Bridge yet. Anyone who calls this a "crushing loss" or says this series is over is full of shit.