Bruins done in by bad bounces

Bruins forward Kaspars Daugavins misfires against Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford during Game...

Bruins forward Kaspars Daugavins misfires against Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final at the United Center in Chicago, June 12, 2013. (JEFF HAYNES/Reuters)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:30 AM ET

CHICAGO - Kaspars Daugavins is going to see that replay in his mind for a while.

The Boston Bruins winger had the puck on his backhand in the third overtime period, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford down and out and ... he didn’t get the shot off.

’Hawks defenceman Johnny Oduya, down on his stomach in front, managed to jab Daugavins’ stick into the forward’s skates and put him off balance.

“It wasn’t bouncing. I had everything the way I wanted it except I mis-shot it. I got tripped and so I was falling while I was shooting and I just missed the puck,” said Daugavins

“I had the time to put it up there and I just missed. I looked (at the replay). It was painful to watch.”

About two minutes after that, the ’Hawks won the opening game of the Stanley Cup final when winger Andrew Shaw got a second deflection on a shot by Michal Roszival – it was first tipped by forward David Bolland – and the puck wound up behind Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, ending an instant Cup classic at the stroke of midnight in Chicago.


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