Daniel Paille, third line push Boston Bruins into series lead

Daniel Paille of the Boston Bruins celebrates with Daniel Paille of the Boston Bruins celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the second period as Ben Smith of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. (June 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty

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BOSTON -- The Bruins' third line was No. 1 in Boston.

The revamped lineup of Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Tyler Seguin scored Boston's first goal and drew the penalties that led to another in a 2-0 win over Chicago on Monday night for a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.

The line also led Boston's pestering forecheck that forced Chicago into repeated giveaways and penalties as the Bruins controlled play from the start.

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Paille, who scored the overtime winner in Game 2 to tie the series, scored the first goal Monday off assists by Kelly and Seguin. The Bruins went up 2-0 when Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal set up by the grinding work of Kelly and Paille, who drew the penalties that gave Boston an 11-second 5-on-3 advantage.

Chicago's Dave Bolland, who cross-checked Kelly with 8:00 left in the second, had just gotten out of the penalty box and didn't quite make it back into the play when Bergeron scored with 5:55 left in the second period.

Boston coach Claude Julien bumped Paille up from the fourth line after the first period of Game 2 and the combination with Kelly and Seguin paid off again.

Kelly scored his first goal of the postseason in Game 2 and Paille scored in overtime as the Bruins won 2-1. For the first time in the series, no OT was necessary Monday, thanks much to the Bruins pressure.

Boston outshot Chicago 7-2 in the first five minutes and finished the game with 35 shots to the Blackhawks' 28.

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Kelly, who entered the game at minus-7 for the playoffs, also had eight faceoff wins, half of Chicago's team total as the Bruins dominated that category, too, 40-16.

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