CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks unleashed an avalanche of shots in the early going and couldn’t bury the Boston Bruins.
They paid for it in the end. Daniel Paille fired a shot past Corey Crawford’s glove to give the Bruins a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday and tie the series at 1-all.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were quiet again for Chicago, just as they were in the opener, and the Blackhawks were 0-for-3 on the power play for the second straight game. They are now 7-of-57 in the postseason.
Game 3 is in Boston on Monday night.
Romo, Giants blow a late lead
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman’s bases-loaded, line-drive single off closer Sergio Romo capped a two-run rally in the ninth that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
B.J. Upton hit two homers off Chad Gaudin, but the Braves trailed 5-4 entering the ninth.
Seattle slams Oakland, 4-0
OAKLAND (AP) — Henry Blanco hit a sixth-inning grand slam in his Seattle debut to break a scoreless tie, Felix Hernandez pitched seven strong innings to win his third straight decision, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics, 4-0, on Saturday.
The 41-year-old Blanco, a .184 hitter with no home runs coming into the game, was an unlikely candidate to deliver the decisive hit for Seattle. The Mariners signed him Friday, three days after his release by Toronto. He became the oldest Mariners player with a slam.