Boston was hitless until Daniel Nava had a soft, clean single to center field off Joaquin Benoit with one out in the ninth.
After two full overtime periods, the Blackhawks and Bruins were understandably exhausted.
The Boston Bruins find themselves in a 0-1 hole after Wednesday night’s triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, but they aren’t hanging their heads in defeat.
Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously. One shot from the right point plus two deflections was just enough to beat Tuukka Rask in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
Kaspars Daugavins missed a golden opportunity for the Bruins in Game 1 against the Blackhawks, but will be ready if that chance comes again.
Of course, it was Andrew Shaw. The pesky little forward always gets up when he’s knocked down.
The Pacers are classic Eastern Conference bruisers, while the Knicks are countering with something closer to small ball. So far, Indiana’s way is bigger, badder and better.
Pittsburgh will begin its quest for a Stanley Cup without Sidney Crosby. And that’s good news for the Islanders.
While the Penguins are fixtures this time of year, New York is making its first playoff appearance since 2007.
Tim Leuzarder said he wasn’t entirely sure the ball came from A-Rod, but it sure seemed that way.
Alex Rodriguez has been ice-cold at the plate this postseason, but the Yankees slugger could also have some explaining to do for his reported actions on the bench late in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Kevin Durant keeps insisting these NBA Finals are Thunder against Heat, not him against LeBron James. So far, his side is winning both matchups.
The Devils had plenty of chances to score on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, but they cashed in only one in their 2-1 overtime loss Wednesday night.
Perhaps it was an innocent comment. But Devils goalie Martin Brodeur planted the head-hunting seed after Game 1.
Coach John Tortorella’s postgame news conference was so short you might think that just like the rest of the Rangers, he was trying to conserve energy.