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The Bruins and Penguins might not have looked very evenly matched through the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, but that changed in a big way for Game 3. The two teams needed double overtime to determine a winner, where Patrice Bergeron beat Tomas Vokoun to stake Boston to a 3-0 series lead after one of the most hard-fought victories in recent memory. In a game full of momentum swings and heart-stopping action the entire night, the Bruins were somehow, someway able to emerge victorious in the end. Physical play was the Click here to see the best images from Game 3 >>
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Penguins: Bylsma Chooses Vokoun, Fleury Out for Good?

As the Pittsburgh Penguins finished their morning skate at the TD Garden today, Tomas Vokoun was the first goaltender off of the ice. Traditionally, this means that he will be between the pipes for this game three of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins. Good call? Bad call? Good call. Though a goaltending [...]

Rask, Bergeron's OT Heroics Put Bruins Up 3-0

It took a long time. A very long time, but the Boston Bruins are just one game away from heading to the Stanley Cup Finals after Patrice Bergeron's goal in the 2nd OT won it for the B's, 2-1. Game 3 started off with a very emotional moment that seemed to rally the Boston faithful. Officer Richard Donohue, who was injured in a gunfight with the Boston Marathon suspect, rolled...

Patrice Bergeron's Double OT Goal from Marchand & Jagr puts Penguins on the brink

Patrice Bergeron's 2 overtime goal from Marchand and Jagr and, bam, 3-0. **Follow us on Twitter or Return to us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz. Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Patrice Bergeron scores winning goal for Bruins, Jaromir Jagr assists (Video)

The Boston Bruins found a way to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in double-overtime of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night, and they likely demoralized the top-seeded Pens in the process. The teams played nearly 66 minutes of scoreless hockey until Patrice Bergeron slipped one past Tomas Vokoun at the 15:19 [...]

Adam McQuaid’s Third-Period Goal Sends Bruins to Stanley Cup Final (Video)

Tomas Vokoun seemed to settle in after surrendering six goals over the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals. Vokoun allowed just three goals in the series’ last two games, but sometimes, one goal is all it takes. Adam McQuaid ripped a shot top shelf off a feed from Brad Marchand early in the third period to give the B’s a 1-0 lead. The goal proved to be enough, as...

Tomas Vokoun to start for Penguins in Game 3 tonight

It looks like Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will likely stick with Tomas Vokoun in net for the opening puck drop of tonight’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston. Both Vokoun, who started games one and two, and Marc-Andre Fleury remained on the ice after all skaters finished morning skate at the TD Garden Wednesday, but Vokoun was the first of the goaltenders to exit...

Bruins win in 2OT, go up 3-0 on Pens

Patrice Bergeron scored 15:19 into the second overtime to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

Bergeron scores winner in double OT

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron scored the game winning goal at the 15:19 mark of the second overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 double overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Assisting on the game winning goal was Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr. This was the longest game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the win, the Bruins take a 3-0 series lead and can close...

If a goal results from a penalizable play, why are those who suggest as much deemed lunatics?

It's been a week since the Red Wings were eliminated from the playoffs, and yet, when a "battle" occurred along the side boards which directly led to Patrice Bergeron's 2OT winner in the Bruins' 2-1 win over Pittsburgh--in a game where I have no allegiances whatsoever, though the natural Wings fan's desire to see the Penguins bent over and broken like so...

Patrice Bergeron scores tip-in double overtime winner

Game 3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Boston Bruins series was a fantastic game and a track meet with back and forth action.  Late in the second overtime, Bruins forward Jaromir Jagr got away with a bit of a hook on Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and got the puck up to Brad Marchand.  Marchand went down and made a fantastic pass to Patrice Bergeron who managed to tip the puck past...

Patrice Bergeron’s goal in double overtime puts the Bruins on the brink of the Cup Final

The longest game in Boston since 1990 ended when Patrice Bergeron tipped home a double-overtime winner nearly 95 minutes after the game began.  The goal came 90+ minutes after David Krejci opened the scoring just 1:42 into the contest.  In between Tuukka Rask made 53 saves, the only shot that beat him was a Chris Kunitz second period goal. The Penguins played their best hockey...

ICYMI: Bruins Roll Pens in Double O.T--Take Commanding Lead

Okay, admit it, how many of you hockey fans thought the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals would be this easy for the Boston Bruins? Yeah, thought so. The B's rode a Patrice Bergeron goal in double overtime, combined with stellar goalkeeping by Tuuka Rask for a 2-1 win Wednesday night and a 3-0 lead in their Best-of-7 series. Rask stopped 53 of 54 shots, the goal...

Bruins Edge Penguins 2-1 in Second Overtime of Thrilling Game 3

The Boston Bruins battled the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night for nearly five full periods of riveting hockey. It was the closest game so far in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals until Patrice Bergeron put the Bruins up three games to none with a soft touch of his stick in front of the net off a hard pass from Brad Marchand. The goal came with just 4:41 left in the second...

Vokounamatata. It means no wins for the first two games. BRUINS WIN!

- Brad Marchand was unreal last night. First he opened the game with scoring a goal at the 26 second mark. If I could, I would personally thank Sidney Crosby for that turnover which lead to the Marchand goal.  And as great as that goal was, the second one was even better. Marchand starts chirping Cooke, gets Cooke's defenses down and then takes off on a rush and scores...

Defense Wins Championships

Everyone has heard the mantra. Well, everyone except the Pittsburgh Penguins apparently. It has been a bloodbath for the Pens thus far at home and defensive breakdowns have handed a two game lead for the Bruins. Photo Credit: Associated Press Dan Bylsma would not have guessed that his team would be outscored 9-1 in the first two games, but I would bet he would be even more shocked...
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