Cup finals continuing the OT trend

Stanley Cup finals – Game 2

Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1 (OT) (Series tied, 1-1)

Daniel Paille's first career playoff overtime goal gave the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. It's the second straight year that games 1 & 2 of the Cup finals went to OT, but just the fourth time since 1939: 2012 Kings-Devils, 1951 Canadiens-Maple Leafs, 1946 Bruins-Canadiens. The only time the first three games of the Cup finals went to OT was the 1951 Canadiens-Maple Leafs series (all 5 games in that series went to OT).

* Daniel Paille (BOS): 1st career playoff OT goal (also had assist); had just 1 point in previous 7 games

* 2nd straight year that Games 1 & 2 of Cup finals went to OT (4th time since 1939 first 2 games of a Cup finals went to OT)

* 1st Cup Final to be tied after 2 games since 2004 (Lightning vs Flames - Lightning won Game 2 and won series)

* 26th overtime game of 2013 playoffs (tied for 2nd-most OT games in one postseason in NHL history)

* Bruins: 21-21 on penalty kill over last 6 games; now 10-2 in last 12 playoff games going back to Game 7 of Conference Quarterfinals vs Maple Leafs

* Chris Kelly (BOS): Goal in 2nd period - 1st point of 2013 playoffs & 1st playoff goal since Game 1 of 2012 Conference Quarterfinals vs Capitals (snapped streak of 21 games without a point in playoffs)

* Tuukka Rask (BOS): 33 saves; stopped 254 of 262 shots over last 7 games (.969 save percent)

* Blackhawks: 1st loss in last 7 home playoff games

* Patrick Sharp (CHI): goal in 1st period (9 - now tied for playoff goal lead)

* FROM ELIAS: Tuukka Rask made 33 saves as he led the Boston to a 2–1 overtime win over the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Rask has allowed no more than one goal in each of the Bruins’ last seven wins (two shutouts and five one-goal games), dating back to Game 3 in the second round against the Rangers. His save percentage in those seven games is .978 (only five goals allowed on 223 shots).

OT in 1st 2 Games of Stanley Cup finals Since 1939


2013 Bruins-Blackhawks Split

2012 Kings-Devils Kings both

1951 Canadiens-Maple Leafs Split

1946 Bruins-CanadiensCanadiens both

Most Overtime Games In A Single Postseason, NHL History

1993 28

2013 26

2001 26

2012 25

NHL Awards

Alex Ovechkin Wins Hart Trophy (NHL MVP)

Most Hart Trophies, NHL's Most Valuable Player

Wayne Gretzky 9

Gordie Howe 6

Eddie Shore 4

Alex Ovechkin 3 <<

Bobby Clarke 3

Mario Lemieux 3

Howie Morenz 3

Bobby Orr 3

>> 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13

Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) - Jonathan Huberdeau, Panthers

* Huberdeau is the first Florida Panther to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year

Jonathan Huberdeau Rookie Ranks This Season

Goals14 3rd

Assists 17 T-4th

Points 31 T-1st

Shots 1123rd

Norris Memorial Trophy (Best Defenseman)- P.K. Subban, Canadiens

Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender) - Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets

Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Player as voted by NHLPA) - Sidney Crosby, Penguins