Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bruins vs Blackhawks game 3 summary

Daniel Paille scores a goal on Corey Crawford
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 17: Daniel Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins scores a goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period in Game Three of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Last night the Bruins outplayed the Blackhawks for most of game 3 and beat the Blackhawks 2-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. Tuukka Rask earned his 3rd shutout of the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Daniel Paille scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 7th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened. Near the end of the game, Zdeno Chara and Bryan Bickell had a wrestling match on the ice. Brad Marchand and Andrew Shaw dropped the gloves during the Chara-Bickell wrestling match. They fell to the ice shortly after, with Marchand down on the ice on his back and Shaw on top, Shaw then threw a punch at Marchand.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and stopped all 28 shots he faced. Rask is now 14-5-2 with a 1.64 GAA and a .946 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 35-28, hits 31-25, faceoff wins 40-16 and blocked shots 17-7. The Bruins went 1-for-4 on the power-play while the Blackhawks went 0-for-5.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Bergeron also went 24-4 in the faceoff circle. Andrew Ference, Shawn Thornton and Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits apiece. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Before the game the big stories were Zdeno Chara colliding with Milan Lucic and falling to the ice. Chara needed some stitches but was still able to play. Chicago's Marian Hossa did not play in Game 3 and is considered day-to-day.

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is on Wednesday at 8pm ET in Boston.

The Bruins are two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup and bringing it back to Boston.

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