CHICAGO -- With some help from Jaromir Jagr, Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly instantly recalled Keith Primeau's classic fifth-overtime winner in 2000 when he was asked on Thursday to remember watching a game that resembled the one Kelly played in Wednesday night at United Center.
"Jags actually played in it and he referred to it because he scored," Kelly said. "Jags said he played over 60 minutes that game. I remember watching that and seeing that goal, it was like a first-period goal, the shot that he took. It didn't seem like he was tired."
But Kelly seemed stunned to learn about what happened after Primeau's goal gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins: After two days off, the Flyers beat the Penguins 6-3 in Game 5, then won 2-1 in Game 6 to capture the series after losing the first two games.
The Bruins now have to avoid falling into a trap similar to the one that snared the Penguins -- one that more often than not has affected teams that lose a marathon overtime game, as Boston did Wednesday when Andrew Shaw scored 12:08 into the third OT to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Game 2 of the best-of-7 series is Saturday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).