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Stanley Cup Final: Game 1 vs. Boston

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
When the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins faced off for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 12, 2013, at the United Center, it took not three but six periods to determine a victor. The Blackhawks defeated the Bruins 4-3 in triple overtime to take a 1-0 series lead and come within three wins of the Stanley Cup.

A marquee outside the United Center advertises Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on June 12, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joel Quenneville fields questions from reporters the morning of June 12. "I think the start's important," he said. "Who knows what could happen right off the bat. I think the excitement of both teams being here, not knowing too much about one another, that unpredictability could be exciting as well." (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Equipment assistant Jim Heintzelman looks after Blackhawks gear on June 12. For more all-access coverage of Game 1, check out Blackhawks TV's video recap. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

The Stanley Cup Final logo adorns Jonathan Toews's helmets before the start of Game 1. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Rocky Wirtz shakes hands with a fan during a pause in an interview with WGN Radio on the United Center concourse before the start of Game 1. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Patrick Sharp kicks a ball around with teammates in the United Center basement before Game 1. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Corey Crawford takes the ice for warmups on June 12. (Photo by Dave Sanford/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Blackhawks and Bruins warm up before the national anthem on June 12. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Michael Frolik and Brandon Saad are all smiles after Saad opened scoring for Chicago with his first goal of the postseason, cutting Boston's lead in half and bringing the score to 2-1. (Photo by Bill Smith/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Tommy Hawk waves to fans during Game 1. (Photo by Bill Smith/Chicago Blackhawks)

Andrew Shaw and Boston's Zdeno Chara get scrappy during Game 1. "He's strong," Shaw said of the Bruins captain in a post-game press conference. "A good battle in front of the net with him there. I think I held my own. He's a great player, logs a lot of minutes. Got to get on him and try to tire him out as much as we can." (Photos by Bill Smith/Chicago Blackhawks; Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Corey Crawford makes a glove save against the Bruins. The Blackhawks goaltender finished with .944 save percentage after stopping 51 of 54 shots across six periods, while Boston's Tuukka Rask turned away 59 of 63 shots for a .937SV%. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Denis Savard, Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito cheer on the Hawks from a suite at the United Center. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

Brandon Bollig, who saw his first 2013 postseason action during Game 1 against Boston, surveys the ice."I think he's pretty smart on knowing what he brings to our team and to the table," Head Coach Joel Quenneville told the media on June 12. "We want him to play hard, smart, within the whistles ... I think he can bring an element to our team." (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Dave Bolland sends a slap shot sailing past netminder Tuukka Rask of the Bruins to cut Boston's lead to 3-2 in the second period. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk gets rough on defense with Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Head Coach Joel Quenneville, the team and the rest of the United Center erupt into cheers after the Blackhawks scored in triple overtime to win 4-3 and take a 1-0 series lead against Boston. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Andrew Shaw rejoices with the team after the triple overtime goal. A shot from Michal Rozsival ricocheted off both Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw into the Bruins net 112:08 minutes after puckdrop. Click here to relive the moment. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skates away as the Blackhawks celebrate. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The number of wins left between the Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup flashes in the United Center as the fans cheer. (Photo by Bill Smith/Chicago Blackhawks)

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Andrew Shaw salutes the crowd after being named the First Star of the Game. The winger had one goal, one assist, three shots and nine hits in his third multi-point game of the playoffs.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Michal Rozsival, Michal Handzus and Corey Crawford take a moment to rest in the locker room after the game. "Both teams wanted to win that game and no one was going to give it up easy," Jonathan Toews said in a post-game press conference. "We're obviously feeling pretty good about it. But it's time to go home and get some rest now."(Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Chicago Blackhawks)

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