Blackhawks Strike First In Triple-OT


The Chicago Blackhawks are within three victories of their second Stanley Cup title since 2010 after winning the fifth-longest finals game in NHL history.

Andrew Shaw scored at 12:08 of triple-overtime to give the Hawks a 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the series. Michal Rozsival fired a shot from the point that glanced off both Dave Bolland and Shaw before settling into the net.

The Bruins appeared to be in command once Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal to give his team a 3-1 lead early in the third period. But Dave Bolland tallied 1:51 later before Johnny Oduya knotted the score with 7:46 left in regulation.

Bruins left wing Milan Lucic scored the game's first two goals and set up Bergeron's power-play tally. Brandon Saad has a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks.

Chicago also got 51 saves out of Corey Crawford, who blanked the Bruins over the final 65:59. Tuukka Rask stoped 59 shots for Boston.

Game 2 is Saturday in Chicago.

Story source: AP