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3 KEYS: To the Game 1 victory

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates after scoring winning goal during third overtime period Game 1 their NHL Stanley

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the third overtime period of Game 1 in their NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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THREE KEYS
to the Game 1 victory

1. The game-winner

Hawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland positioned themselves in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and fought off defenders. It was much-needed traffic for defenseman Michal Rozsival, who fired away in triple overtime. Shaw got credit for the game-winner at 12:08 in the third OT when he tipped in the shot that ­Bolland at first had appeared to redirect.

2. The turnover

The Hawks looked done. Up 3-1, the big, bad Bruins appeared to have Game 1 in hand. But a turnover by defenseman Torey Krug led to a goal by Bolland on a nice pass from Shaw at 8:00 in the third period. It changed the momentum. Defenseman Johnny Oduya (above) scored 4:14 later when his shot deflected off of defenseman Andrew Ference’s skate.

3. The goalie

With some help from those in front of him, Corey Crawford was brilliant in the overtime periods, especially the first one as the Bruins dictated play and generated the best scoring chances. His athleticism — and desperation — was on full display as he did everything he could to turn away rebound attempts and shots on breakouts.

Adam L. Jahns

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THREE KEYS to the Game 1 victory

1. The game-winner

Hawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland positioned themselves in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and fought off defenders. It was much-needed traffic for defenseman Michal Rozsival, who fired away in triple overtime. Shaw got credit for the game-winner at 12:08 in the third OT when he tipped in the shot that ­Bolland at first had appeared to redirect.

2. The turnover

The Hawks looked done. Up 3-1, the big, bad Bruins appeared to have Game 1 in hand. But a turnover by defenseman Torey Krug led to a goal by Bolland on a nice pass from Shaw at 8:00 in the third period. It changed the momentum. Defenseman Johnny Oduya (above) scored 4:14 later when his shot deflected off of defenseman Andrew Ference’s skate.

3. The goalie

With some help from those in front of him, Corey Crawford was brilliant in the overtime periods, especially the first one as the Bruins dictated play and generated the best scoring chances. His athleticism — and desperation — was on full display as he did everything he could to turn away rebound attempts and shots on breakouts.

Adam L. Jahns



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