CHICAGO - Turning shot after shot aside in the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Finals history, Corey Crawford kept telling himself one thing. "…make the next stop and were going to score the next one," said an exhausted 28-year-old following a 51-save performance, which included 29 stops in the marathon of three overtimes. "Just over and over, thats how I felt and thats how I thought the whole time." Thirty-eight seconds after his final stop of the evening on Tyler Seguin, Crawford was finally rewarded. At the 52-minute mark of a furious third overtime frame, Andrew Shaw ended Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Blackhawks determined comeback at long last complete. "Obviously emotions are high," said Shaw of the 4-3 victory, his pesky performance also including a helper and all kinds of agitation, "but too exhausted right now to express it." The instantly historic winner proved the only innocuous moment from Shaw all evening, but the one that would matter most. It would take a fateful point blast from Michal Rozsival to initiate the effort, a shot that was redirected by Dave Bolland before ricocheting off the leg of the Chicago disturber. "The bigger the stage, the bigger the challenge, he rises to the occasion," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said of the 2011 fifth round pick. "He knows where the front of the net is. It doesnt have to be pretty. Hes a warrior. Hes one of those guys you appreciate, you love that hes on your side, hes relentless." Persistence from the Belleville, Ontario native would reap rewards at points earlier in the Blackhawks push from an early and potentially dooming 3-1 third period deficit. Fewer than two minutes after Patrice Bergeron had re-upped the Bruins lead to two did Shaw pick off the long-range breakout attempt of Torey Krug, dishing to Bolland for Chicagos second goal. Agitating antics opposite Zdeno Chara would also prove meaningful, the Boston captain whistled for a retaliatory high-stick in the third. "I think you could ask players on other teams and theyll tell you that hes not the type of guy they like to play against," Jonathan Toews declared after the endless action. "But thats what we love about him. "Hes not afraid. You saw him going up against Chara tonight; hes probably the guy on our team that got up against him the most, hit him, stood him up a little bit, drew a penalty and scored a huge goal. "Big game by this guy," Toews concluded of Shaw, sitting to his right at the victorious post-game podium. Nearby the Bruins were stung by the defeat of a game that was in their grasp. "Weve got to do a better job of not even letting it come to that," said Milan Lucic of the lost lead, scoring twice and adding an assist alongside David Krejci and Nathan Horton, the top line of the postseason a force yet again. A worrisome sign for the Eastern Conference champs, Horton left the game late in the first frame of extra-time with an undisclosed injury. 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Citys No 2 saved spot-kicks from Liverpools Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana after the final ended 1-1 after extra time to help Pellegrini win his third major trophy as Man City manager, and his second League Cup.Caballero also made a number of important stops in normal time, including a point-blank save from substitute Divock Origi, while Raheem Sterling missed the chance to put City two goals ahead before Coutinhos equaliser. Willy Caballero saves Philippe Coutinhos penalty in the Capital One Cup final There were calls for regular No 1 Joe Hart to return to the City side for the final, but Pellegrini said he always trusted Caballero, who had regularly featured in domestic cup competitions.We deserved to win the game, and we missed too many goals the City manager told Sky Sports. We played better than Liverpool but I think if you tell me which way I prefer to win, I prefer to win this way.I prefer to lose a title than to lose my word, so Willy Caballero played tonight. I know some media were ready to criticise me if Willy made a mistake but I trust him so I am very happy to win the title for the players, the club, the fans and staff and for Willy, because he deserves it. An emotional Willy Caballero was the hero for Pellegrinis men I was concerned about the amount of goals that we missed. I dont remember one save during the 90 minutes from Willy, and after all they draw in the last eight minutes.It wasnt easy for me to make changes because we have players coming back from injury, but we finished playing better. It is a very important moment for City, we played very well. To win a title at Wembley is always very special. Manchester Citys Vincent Kompany lifts the Capital One Cup at Wembley Stadium Pellegrini, who will be replaced at the end of the season by Pep Guardiola, can still end his time in charge with two more trophies, and said his focus turns to the Premier League and Champions League.We are working very hard, and we are in the middle of the season, he added. Its important for the team to continue fighting for the other titles. Lucas Leivas penalty was saved by Willy Caballero in the shoot-oout I am not thinking about leaving, I am thinking about the next game which is against Liverpool.dddddddddddd We need to keep fighting in the Premier League, we are nine points behind but we will keep going.I made a difficult decision in the FA Cup, but this title and what we did in the Champions League supports my decision.Cup final hero Caballero added: Its amazing, to win this cup, for me its amazing. It was a hard week for me but we had a talk that we could do it. It is fantastic for the blue people. Sergio Aguero heaped praise on his compatriot Willy Caballero as his penalty shoot-out heroics won Man City the 2015/16 League Cup. Its important, emotional for me, my family, to be in this great team. It is a first trophy for me and for my family in Argentina.On his saves, he added: I tried to see all the penalties last night, but my intuition got me through.Captain Vincent Kompany said: Its not the best way (to win), its the most unfair way.There was so much emotion in this final, we were having so many chances and missing so many. We left everything out on the pitch. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the trophy after his sides Capital One Cup final win over Liverpool. We have got experience, we looked around ourselves, we found a moment of peace and calm and kept doing what we were doing. They were playing well but we were creating chances. 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