August 6th, 2013 by

Bruins top 10 games of 2013: Playoffs No. 4

Bruins top 10 games of 2013: Playoffs No. 4

Last week Bruins Daily took a look at some of the best Bruins games of the 2013 regular season. This week we will focus on the top five games of the 2013 playoffs.

Today we take a look at the Bruins’ fourth best playoff game of 2013.

Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks

The Bruins entered Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals after an unexpected, 4-0 sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals, looking to bring the Cup back to Causeway Street for the second time in three seasons.

After adding an insurance goal from Patrice Bergeron to stretch the lead to 3-1 with just a little over half the game remaining, the Hawks immediately answered back just 1:51 later on a goal from Dave Bolland to cut the deficit down to 3-2. With less than eight minutes remaining, Hawks defenseman Johnny Oduya fired a puck to the net that would eventually deflect off Andrew Ference’s skate and past Tuukka Rask.

Three periods of play certainly wasn’t enough for the two historic franchises and overtime proved much of the same before the Hawks’ Andrew Shaw played the role of playoff hero by finishing off a double deflection in front of Rask to give Chicago the 4-3 triple overtime victory and 1-0 series lead.

“The game could have went either way. I think it was a hard-fought game,” forward Shawn Thornton said about the loss. “We said it would be in a series like that and if the first game is any indication, we’re in for a long one.”

The lasting image of Game 1 was the exceptional performance turned in by goaltenders Tuukka Rask (59 saves) and Corey Crawford (51 saves), who combined to face 117 shots-on-goal.

Here are the Game Highlights:

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