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.