Below are three stats nuggets from last night’s triple-overtime Blackhawks victory, which was the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup finals history.
1. Losing Horton hurt Bruins' chances: After scoring the first two goals of the game for the Bruins, Milan Lucic didn’t even attempt a shot in the overtime periods (6 shots, 4 on goal in regulation). Lucic’s linemate, Nathan Horton, left the game in the first overtime period.
The line of Horton, Lucic and David Krejci was on ice for all 3 of the Bruins goals in Game 1, and 20 of the Bruins goals in the first 3 rounds of the playoffs, most of any Bruins linemates.
2. Blackhawks don’t stop shooting: The Blackhawks finished Game 1 with 9 more shots on goal and 47 more shot attempts than the Bruins. The Blackhawks had more shots miss the net or blocked by Bruins defenders (69) than they had shots on goal (63).
3. Crawford fixes leaky glove in overtime: The Bruins shot glove side on Corey Crawford 14 times in regulation, scoring 3 goals (all high glove). In overtime, the Bruins put 16 of their 29 shots on goal to Crawford’s glove but were unable to score.