By ANDREW SELIGMAN, Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks unleashed an avalanche of shots in the early going and couldn't bury the Boston Bruins.
They paid for it in the end.
Now, they can forget about home-ice advantage, not to mention the lead in the Stanley Cup finals.
Daniel Paille fired a shot past Corey Crawford's glove to give the Bruins a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday and tie the series at 1-1 with Game 3 coming up Monday night in Boston.
The Blackhawks squeezed out a 4-3 triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 but couldn't pull this one out, with their stars once again invisible, much like their power play.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were quiet again, just as they were in the opener, and the Blackhawks couldn't take advantage when they had the advantage. They were 0 for 3 on the power play for the second straight game and are now 7 for 57 in the postseason.
They can't blame Crawford. He was just fine in net, stopping 26 shots.
The problem was the Blackhawks couldn't convert and, looking tired late in the game, made a series of blunders, including a turnover that led to Paille's winning goal. They outshot Boston 35-28 for the game and really came out firing in the early going, blistering the Bruins 19-4 in the first period. But other than a goal by Patrick Sharp in the first period, they couldn't get one past Tuukka Rask.
He was simply outstanding in net again, getting through that early siege and finishing with 33 saves.
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