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The Boston Bruins celebrate Patrice Bergeron’s double overtime game winner
The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins played their hearts out last night. The Pens played their best game of the entire series, and dictated the level of play for long parts of game. Sidney Crosby and the gang threw everything at Tuukka Rask last night, and he stood tall. The Bruins now have a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Penguins with a chance to sweep them Friday night.
In this recap I am going to talk more about individual players and their performances last night, as opposed to giving you a by the books recap. For starters; I am going to talk about how big Tuukka Rask was last night. Rask stopped an astonishing 53 of 54 shots. He was beyond lights out, turning the Penguins away again and again. It was truly something to see. Rask’s game 3 was arguably his single greatest game as a Boston Bruin, and it was our first true taste of the elite goaltender he has become. There are no more questions...
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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...
In this case, we’d have to agree with Sports Illustrated unequivocally.
The magazine has slapped the Bruins across its cover for this week, and the SI crew went with one of the true studs of the playoffs so far, Tuukka Rask, to make their point. With the headline “The Best,” Sports Illustrated says the NHL postseason “is like no other.”
The Bruins have been the most impressive...
BOSTON — We can stop with those silly questions now when it comes to Tuukka Rask.
Facing arguably the best offense in hockey today, Rask turned in perhaps the greatest four-game stretch of his life with another shutout win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final. In the process, Rask hopefully quieted some of the nay-sayers when it comes to his ability to close out a series....
“THE BEST: Why The NHL Postseason Is Like No Other”
A.B. This cover represents Tuukka Rask finally emerging from Tim Thomas’ shadow to become a cornerstone player for the Bruins and a premier goaltender in the NHL. No longer will the words “back up” be mentioned in the same sentence with Rask. What hockey fans are witnessing is special, Rask’s playoff stat line is ridiculous...
Goodness. That was exciting.
The Bruins pulled out an improbable, incredible double-overtime victory over the Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, pushing Pittsburgh to the brink of elimination. Patrice Bergeron knocked in the game-winner, but it wouldn’t have been possible without some incredible saves (and a little luck) by Tuukka Rask.
Two U’s, two K’s and...
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
The Penguins were supposed to be unbeatable. Somebody must have forgotten to tell Tuukka Rask.
Rask, the Bruins goaltender who faced so much pressure when he took over for onetime Stanley Cup hero Tim Thomas, is building his own legacy after another sterling performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Penguins on Friday. Rask stopped all 26 shots he faced and...
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...
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...
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...
Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Boston Bruins swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
The Bruins won the Eastern Conference finals 4-0 and held the high-scoring Penguins to just two goals in the stunning sweep.
Boston will face either the Chicago...
The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 Friday night, completing the series sweep, and earned thier second trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in three years. Adam McQuaid scored the lone goal of the game, and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots to earn the shutout, his second shutout of the series. He stopped 144 [...]
After Game 2 the NBC dumbass crew said the Bruins "stole" the game. A 6-1 victory is not stealing a game. It is a beat down. The Bruins stole Game 3.
The Penguins out played the Bruins for the majority of the game. The Penguins team we expected to see to start the series finally showed up. Vokoun played his balls off. The Penguins skaters hit FIVE...
After dropping the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals at home in embarrassing fashion, the Pittsburgh Penguins played, arguably, their most focused game of the playoffs.Unfortunately, Tuukka Rask made 53 saves, setting up Patrice Bergeron's game winner with under five minutes remaining in double overtime.Thanks to Rask, and a handful of shots that hit the posts...
The Bruins defense shut down the potent Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the Eastern Conference finals. Then a Boston defenseman scored the goal that sealed the stunning sweep.
Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Bruins reached the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win on Friday night.
The Bruins dominated the series...