Boston Bruins defeat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1

CHICAGO - Boston's out-of-the-ordinary (maybe even out-of-body?) start to the 2008-09 season took an unorthodox twist last night, with rookie Blake Wheeler connecting first in a shootout and then career checker P.J. Axelsson snapping home the winner with a made-for-YouTube goal almost the envy of countryman/superstar Peter Forsberg (see: Lillehammer, 1994 Olympics, shootout, Sweden, gold medal).

Axelsson, Boston's third shooter in the extra session, raced to the right p...