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.
Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal 70 seconds into the third period to complete Chicago’s comeback from separate one-goal deficits and push Los Angeles to the brink of elimination.
MORNING STANLEY CUP OF JOE – JUNE 6, 2013 WEDNESDAY’S RESULT BOSTON 2, PITTSBURGH 1 (2OT); BOS leads 3-0 Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winner at 15:19 of the second overtime and Tuukka Rask made 53 saves, including 15 in
Slava Voynov recorded the primary assist on Justin Williams’ game-opening goal and scored what proved to be the game-winner as the Kings continued their perfect play on home ice this postseason.
Brad Marchand scored 28 seconds after the opening faceoff and with 8.1 seconds remaining in the first period to help the Bruins build a 4 1 lead through 20 minutes.
The Blackhawks scored the first four goals of the game to chase Jonathan Quick midway through the second period and Corey Crawford made 29 saves to backstop Chicago to its fifth consecutive victory.