Brent Seabrook's slap shot 9:51 into overtime gave the Blackhawks a 6-5 victory on Wednesday night, restoring the home-ice advantage to the Western Conference champions.
Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.
Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien spoke with the media Monday morning about game three of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston tonight.
Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask has allowed no more than one goal in each of Boston’s last seven wins dating to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He has a 0.64 goals-against average, .978 save percentage and two shutouts
Teams winning Game 2 of the Final have gone on to win the Stanley Cup in 55 of 73 years since the best-of-seven format began in 1939 (75.3%), including eight of the past 10 seasons.
Game 1 marked the third time since 1927 that the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final required multiple overtimes.
Andrew Shaw scored at 12:08 of triple-overtime to complete the Blackhawks’ comeback from a two-goal, third-period deficit and end the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history.
The top-seeded Blackhawks advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in the last four years by defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in five games in the Western Conference Final.
MORNING STANLEY CUP OF JOE – JUNE 9, 2013 SATURDAY’S RESULT CHICAGO 4, LOS ANGELES 3 (2OT); CHI wins 4-1 Patrick Kane scored 11:40 into the second overtime to complete his second career playoff hat trick and Corey Crawford
Goaltender Tuukka Rask recorded the first two shutouts of his playoff career while stopping 134 of the 136 shots (.985) he faced in Boston’s four-game sweep of the Penguins.