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#PebbenDay Memories: PJ Axelsson wins the shootout against Chicago

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We started off #PebbenDay and were informed that there was something missing: PJ's big shootout goal against Chicago:

So let's get to it

What happened

The Bruins were playing Chicago on November 12th, 2008. They had come to a tie after each side had scored a captain's PP goal - one for Chara, one for Toews. The overtime didn't solve it, so they teams went to the then-relatively-new shootout. Here's how the first 5 rounds went:

1 CHI Jonathan Toews unsuccessful attempt versus Tim Thomas
2 BOS Blake Wheeler successful attempt versus Nikolai Khabibulin
3 CHI Patrick Kane successful attempt versus Tim Thomas
4 BOS Phil Kessel unsuccessful attempt versus Nikolai Khabibulin
5 CHI Dave Bolland unsuccessful attempt versus Tim Thomas

Which left it to the third Boston shooter. With no previous successful shootout attempts, and the game on his stick, P.J. Axelsson skated it in and roofed it with a nifty backhand, shocking everyone and winning the game. It was the first shootout win of the 2008-09 season.

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