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BOSTON — A day before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL announced that Jonathan Toews was the recipient of the Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward.
After three games of the Cup Final, however, the voters that opted for Toews over Patrice Bergeron — a handful of them from Chicago, no doubt — might be rethinking that decision.
The Bruins took a 2-1 series lead with a 2-0 win over the Blackhawks in Game 3, and Bergeron once again played a key role. The two-way forward, the 2012 Selke winner, had arguably his finest game of the playoffs to give Boston its first series lead of the Cup Final.
Bergeron did a little bit of everything in the B’s shutout win, and he once again proved that he’s one of the best players in the NHL, no matter the position.
The Boston alternate captain was named the game’s first star for his performance, a dominant one that propelled the B’s to the potentially series-turning win. Bergeron was simply amazing in all facets of the game. He cont...
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The Boston Bruins have been playing from behind the whole game, but they finally started to get some bounces their way in the second period. While dominating on the power play, a shot from Zdeno Chara at the point went way over the net, hitting high off the glass. It deflected up in the air and bounced off the top of the net right to Patrice Bergeron who buried the puck high...
A shot from Zdeno Chara deflected off the goalie, off the back glass, off the top of the net, then off Patrice Bergeron‘s stick and into the back of the net. Just how Claude Julien wrote it up.
Not quite, but the unorthodox goal reduced the Bruins deficit to one in the final minutes of the second period. Less than two minutes after Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger gave Chicago...
Goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron after a scoreless first period gave the Boston Bruins a 2-0 lead over the Chicago Blackhawks through two periods in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night.
With the series tied 1-1, the Blackhawks suffered a key loss moments before the game when forward Marian Hossa was scratched from the lineup after being hit by a puck during...
The Bruins did an excellent job of controlling the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, skating to a 2-0 victory in the third game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Goals for the Bruins came from the sticks of Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron, backed by a once again solid Tuukka Rask, who stopped all 28 shots he faced. Here's your highlights below, via NHLVideo on Youtube...
From CBS Sports' Adam Gretz:
With his team trying to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole in the Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville seems prepared to reunite Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line for Game 4 on Wednesday night.
The two have rarely played together at even-strength over the first three games of the series but were back on a...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Welcome to the postseason, Jonathan Toews -- you finally got off the schnide. You should have probably had two goals and you made the winner possible. Have the Bruins woken the bear?
So, what was up with Zdeno Chara? He was frustrated one minute and falling the next. And he was a better door than window for Tuukka Rask on the...
Jonathan Toews pedaled on the stationary bike. Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland were swarmed by reporters. The Chicago Blackhawks non-starters took part in an optional skate.
There was no sign of the one Blackhawks player of utmost concern on Tuesday: Marian Hossa. Bolland, for instance, wouldn't even say he's seen Hossa, who was an unforeseen scratch before the Bruins'...
Their bags are packed. Their tickets are booked. And by Monday afternoon, many Chicagoans will flood the streets of Boston decked out in Patrick Kane mullets and Jonathan Toews jerseys.
And when they come, they will come strong. Not like the British did centuries ago with muskets and canons in an attempt to start war. No, they will come in peace. That is, until the puck...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you know that the annual battle for possession of Lord Stanley’s Cup has begun; pitting two of the National Hockey League’s Original Six, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, against each other for the first time in the Stanley Cup playoff history.
For the Blackhawks, a Finals berth was almost expected after...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool Joel Quennville four times? Shame on the organization. Zdeno Chara was in the dressing room with a skate issue for at least four shifts and Quennville failed to get Jonathan Toews on the ice for any of them. How does that happen with today's technology?
Chicago's offence seems to have dried up. They haven't scored a goal since the first period of game two. This was the highest scoring team in the West Conference this season. It appears that their best scorers are hurt or injured. Marian Hossa missed game three as a late scratch. Neither Jonathan Toews nor Patrick Kane have looked like the stars they usually look...