Top 10 Bruins games of the ’11-12 season: October 15, 2011
Bruins Daily will be taking a look at the top 10 Bruins games of the 2011-2012 season.
Today, we take a look at No. 10: October 15, 2011, Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins.
After a 1-3 start to the 2012 season, the Bruins hit the road with a clash with the Chicago Blackhawks for a battle of the National Hockey League’s previous two Stanley Cup winners. The Bruins were coming off their first Stanley Cup championship in nearly 40 years.
As the Blackhawks were leading 2-1 into the third period, the Bruins dominated the final 20 minutes. Nathan Horton tied the game at two with a little less than half to play in the third period pushing the game into overtime. As both teams were held scoreless in overtime, Tyler Seguin eventually ended it in the shootout scoring the only goal for both sides. The Bruins fell behind twice in the contest by scores of 1-0 and 2-1, but the resilient Black and Gold fought back to tie it twice and win in overtime to silence the “Stanley Cup hangover” crew.
Tim Thomas stopped 27 of 29 shots and both shots he faced in the shootout while Corey Crawford turned aside 35 of 37.
Bruins Goal Scorers: Chris Kelly (SHG), Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin (SO)
Blackhawks Goal Scorers: Bryan Bickell, Patrick Kane
It was the Bruins first win on the road of the 2012 season.
The Bruins trailed at two points in the game and stormed back for a 3-2 shootout win with the help of Tyler Seguin’s shootout goal.
Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg both blocked a game high five shots.