No need for instant replay. The umpires overturned this blown call on their own. After Dustin Pedroia was called out on a phantom force play in the first inning of the World Series opener, second base umpire Dana DeMuth was reversed by the other five members of his crew.
After two full overtime periods, the Blackhawks and Bruins were understandably exhausted.
The Boston Bruins find themselves in a 0-1 hole after Wednesday night’s triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, but they aren’t hanging their heads in defeat.
Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously. One shot from the right point plus two deflections was just enough to beat Tuukka Rask in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
Kaspars Daugavins missed a golden opportunity for the Bruins in Game 1 against the Blackhawks, but will be ready if that chance comes again.