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Daniel Paille scores winning goal for Bruins in overtime (Video)

Daniel Paille scored at 13:48 in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, evening their series. The teams went to overtime for the second straight game, but this one ended two periods before Game 1.

After being out-shot 19-4 and falling behind 1-0 in the first period, the Bruins scored the equalizer in the second on Chris Kelly’s goal, which marked his first point of the postseason. Boston had more shots on goal than Chicago in each period after the first including overtime, where they controlled the puck and had a number of great chances, including a Jaromir Jagr shot that hit off the post.

Paille finally put a wrister past Corey Crawford after getting a nice pass from Tyler Seguin following Chicago’s turnover. The goal left Blackhawks fans with a similar reaction:

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Daniel Paille Takes a Steve Staios Slap Shot to the Face (Video)

NHL players are grown men, which means they get to make their own decisions.  While more and more players are opting to wear a shield each year, there are still plenty who refuse.  I’m not here to advocate that the NHL start forcing players to wear shields or a full cage since injuries are not all that common, but there is no arguing they would make the game safer.  In fact, even the shield can’t protect you from all dangers.  Just ask Bruins forward Daniel Paille, who took a Steve Staios slap shot directly to the face Monday night during a Boston victory.  Check out the video of the brutal play:

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