The Stanley Cup Final arrived at the United Center on Wednesday night for the first time since 2010, and fans began trickling in about an hour before Game 1 between the Blackhawks and the Bruins.
They got more than they paid for. Again. And much more.
Facing a two-goal third period deficit, the Hawks got scores from Dave Bolland and Johnny Oduya to force overtime, then some spectacular work by Corey Crawford in three extra sessions and then, finally, an Andrew Shaw redirect of a redirect for a 4-3 victory in Game 1 at the United Center.
A Michal Rozsival blast from the point hit Dave Bolland in the high slot, which then bounced off Shaw and in for the score and a long, long-awaited celebration at the end of the longest NHL game of the year.
Game 2 is Saturday night at 7 p.m. WGN Radio’s coverage begins after Cubs baseball, at about 4 p.m., on 720 WGN, wgnradio.com, our apps, TuneIn and iHeartRadio.