Bruins Top Blackhawks in OT to Tie Stanley Cup at One Game Each

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Boston Bruins players Daniel Paille, right, and Andrew Ference celebrate after Paille scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final on June 15, 2013 in Chicago. Close

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Boston Bruins players Daniel Paille, right, and Andrew Ference celebrate after Paille scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final on June 15, 2013 in Chicago.

Daniel Paille scored with a 50-foot wristshot in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks and even the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final at one game each.

Boston hosts Game 3 in the best-of-seven series tomorrow.

Paille scored the winning goal 13 minutes, 48 seconds into overtime. In the series opener, the Blackhawks needed three overtimes to beat the Bruins.

“Dan skated well tonight. His forecheck created turnovers,” Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters. “He also was a lot stronger on the puck as far as battling, coming up with it.”

Paille has scored three goals during the playoffs.

“We just kept the pressure going,” Paille said in a televised interview. “I was able to hit [the puck] off the post and it went in.”

Patrick Sharp gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at 11:22 of the first period on his home ice at the United Center. Boston’s Chris Kelly tallied his first playoff goal to tie the game 14 minutes, 58 seconds into the second period.

“We had the perfect start to the game, then we stopped doing what made us successful,” said Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. “We stood around. They countered.”

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