Boston Bruins drew the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final series level after a 2-1 win in overtime against Chicago Blackhawks.

The win cancels out the Blackhawks triple overtime victory three days previously meaning the series is now tied at 1-1.

Boston's Daniel Paille was the hero as he shot under goalkeeper Corey Crawford's glove and off the right post at 13:48 in overtime. Crawford had previously kept the Blackhawks in the game making 26 saves.

Things didn't start well for the Bruins as the Blackhawks came out flying. They dominated the first period and were unfortunate to score just the one goal. Patrick Sharp eventually scored after goalkeeper Tuukka Rask had made a triple save.

But there was controversy minutes later when the Blackhawks thought they had scored again only for referee Wes McCaulley to rule it out.

The first period ended with the Blackhawks having 19 shots compared to the Bruins who had just four. 

But the Bruins came out fighting and with five minutes remaining in the second period they equalised. Paille's effort was stopped by Crawford but Chris Kelly made no mistake from the rebound.

The match was a tense affair afterwards as the two teams couldn't find the winner before overtime.

But with just over 13 minutes gone in overtime, Paille produced a wrist shot that went in off the post to level the series.

Game 3 will be played tonight as both teams hope to take the lead the in Stanley Cup finals.

 

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