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Stanley Cup Stories: Daniel Paille joins OT hero ranks

06/16/2013 03:24 EDT | Updated 08/15/2013 05:12 EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks dominated early in Game 2 on Saturday, hoping to increase their grip on the Stanley Cup final. But the Boston Bruins showed tremendous resilience in tying the game, and then tying the series. This and more in the top NHL stories from Saturday:

1. Just as Andrew Shaw of the Hawks scored the biggest goal of his career in Game 1 on Wednesday, Boston winger Daniel Paille did the same on Saturday with his overtime winner at 13:48 of the first extra frame, giving the Bruins a 2-1 win. It was the 26th overtime game of this year's playoffs. The Welland, Ont., native also assisted on Chris Kelly's first goal of the post-season, a marker that tied the game in the second period. And yet Paille settled for the second star of the game, taking a back seat to the heroics of Tuukka Rask. The Boston netminder made 18 saves in the first period alone, keeping his team in the game after the Hawks threatened to blow it open early. But, as CBCSports.ca senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby says, the Bruins really won because of a total team effort. It sets up a pivotal Game 3 on Monday night. (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).

2. The NHL honoured the rest of its best on Saturday before the game with Part 2 of the NHL Awards. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals won the Hart Trophy as MVP for the third time in his career. He also won the Hart in 2008 and in 2009. But Ovie did not pick up the Ted Lindsay Award for a fourth time. That prize, which goes to the most outstanding player as chosen by members of the NHLPA, instead went to his rival, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's the second Lindsay win for Crosby, following his triumph in 2007. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the Vezina Trophy as best goaltender, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens won the Norris Trophy as the top defenceman, and Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers won the Calder Trophy as the best rookie. The first batch of NHL Awards were presented on Friday.

3. "Brendan Shanaban" could soon be history. That's because the NHL's chief disciplinarian has been talking with the Calgary Flames about a position in their front office, according to the Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove panel. Elliotte Friedman reports that the Flames also made a bold move for Colorado's No. 1 pick in the upcoming NHL entry draft, but the Avs said no way. And in other off-ice news, it looks like recently fired Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault is set to become the new bench boss of the New York Rangers.

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