Bruins hoping momentum sticks with them

Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) celebrates with goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after the Bruins scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in sudden death overtime during Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Chicago. The Bruins won 2-1. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) celebrates with goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after the Bruins scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in sudden death overtime during Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Chicago. The Bruins won 2-1. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Posted: June 18, 2013

BOSTON - Tyler Seguin knew that something had to be said, and he was pretty sure it wouldn't be fit for public consumption.

The Chicago Blackhawks badly outplayed Boston in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals Saturday night, outshooting the Bruins by 19-4. Afterward, the Boston forward ditched the microphone he had been wearing as part of the telecast.

Then he headed back into the dressing room so the team could hash out its problems in peace.

"It was really a mix of everybody saying something," Seguin said.

"I definitely knew it was coming, so I threw my shoulder pads in the training room and put a towel over it so no one could hear what we were saying. I think we needed that team wake-up call."

The 2010 and '11 Stanley Cup champions were in Boston on Sunday for the third game of the best-of-seven Finals on Monday night.

Neither team skated on the off-day, instead choosing to conserve energy after playing 10 periods while trading overtime victories that left the series tied at one game apiece.

"It's a lot about getting your rest," Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said after arriving in Boston about an hour late because of air traffic.

"It's not rocket science; you just get sleep and do as best you can and do all those little things to get ready to go."

Chicago took the first game, winning a triple-OT thriller after 52 extra minutes.

Boston won the second game, when Daniel Paille scored at 13 minutes, 48 seconds in overtime.

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