Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks was one of the longest games in NHL playoff history. The two teams played well into a third overtime before 21-year-old center Andrew Shaw put himself in a perfect position to deflect a puck past Tuukka Rask.
Shaw was actually the second player to deflect the puck, as defenseman Michal Rozsival snapped a shot from the point that was tipped first by Dave Bolland and then Shaw.
Both teams were visibly exhausted after playing more than 110 minutes of hockey. The Bruins had a number of scoring chances throughout the three overtime periods, but Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made several timely stops to keep his team alive with 54 saves. Rask was equally effective with 59 saves on 63 shots, but the puck bounced the Blackhawks’ way in the end.Google+