June 16th, 2013 by

Player of the Game: Bruins-Blackhawks Game 2

Player of the Game: Bruins-Blackhawks Game 2

Chris Kelly did get the Bruins going after a sluggish start in Game 2 on Saturday night, but Daniel Paille’s hard work resulted in Kelly’s dirty goal and not to mention he sniped the game-winning goal on a beautiful sequence from Adam McQuaid to Tyler Seguin that eventually resulted in the B’s celebrating a Game 2 victory.

Paille has been a difference-maker all season long. On this night, he recorded a goal and an assist while sporting a plus-two.He played a little over 15 minutes and really jolted the Black and Gold at times as he did all season long.

Head Coach Claude Julien talked about Paille’s game-winner after the B’s 2-1  Stanley Cup Final Game 2 overtime win in Chicago.

“Dan skated well tonight,” Julien said. “His forecheck created turnovers and he also was a lot stronger on the puck as far as battling, coming up with it. That was a great shot from him and obviously a great pass by Tyler. That line, like I said came up huge for us tonight.”

Chris Kelly chimed in on the outstanding work from Paille on this night as well.

“You know, I thought Paille played extremely well the whole night,” Kelly said. “His goal, great pass by Seguin. I thought both of them played extremely well. Their feet were moving the whole night.”

Paille was unselfish after the game deflecting the credit to Seguin in the overtime.

“Seguin made a good play passing it over instead of shooting,” Paille said. “We’re happy that it went in. It was just a relief that the game was over and that we were able to come back.”

Paille understands what is at stake with these next two games in Boston and knows his team cannot get too comfortable.

“We should be confident with our game right now,” Paille said. “We know we got a good goaltender helping us out there and I think we all have faith and trust in our game, but I don’t think we should be too comfortable.”

Paille will enjoy this game-winning goal for now, but knows it is all about Game 3 moving forward.

“After a win I’m always excited, so it was just a bonus that I happened to score,” Paille said. “Of course, I was just trying to replay it over and over and watch it a little bit and I just got excited. Now, I got to reflect on it and now I’m ready to move and play a better game for the next game.”

If the B’s want to take a 2-1 series lead Monday night in Boston, it will have take another team effort and contributions from guys like Paille and Kelly.

Paille had Bruins fans all over the world screaming “Yippee Paille!” after he netted his game-winner. Let’s hope he can bring the same intensity and energy as the Black and Gold get ready to host Game 3 at TD Garden.

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