Found June 06, 2013 on
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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 happening at the end of period one.
And it took a great pass by Brad Marchand to a stunned Bergeron with less than 5 minutes to go in the second overtime to seal the deal.
Pittsburgh, which is fueled by stars Sydney Crosby and Evegni Malkin have gotten little or no production from their stars. As for Boston, in this game, they scored on their 1st shot of the game and then no more until the game winner.
It's not unheard of for a team trailing 3-0 in a series to comeback, but in this case, it sure doesn't look very likely.
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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...
Patrice Bergeron's 2 overtime goal from Marchand and Jagr and, bam, 3-0.
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BOSTON — The Bruins and Penguins had played almost 100 minutes of heart-stopping, ulcer-inducing playoff hockey. Then, in an instant, it was over.
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The Penguins fought as hard they could to avoid slipping into a 3-0 hole in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Bruins, but Patrice Bergeron had other ideas. Bergeron scored 15:19 into the second overtime of Game 3, putting Boston one game away from their second Stanley Cup Finals berth in the past three years. Check out Bergeron’s game-winner:
Take a breath Bruins fans, you can finally relax.
After more than 35 minutes of exhilarating playoff overtime hockey between the B’s and the Penguins , Patrice Bergeron slipped one passed Pittsburgh goalkeeper Tomas Vokoun to seal the 2-1 win and send Bruins fans home with a 3-0 series lead.
The victory gives the Bruins a commanding lead over the No. 1-seeded Penguins and a chance...
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 [...]
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
AT LONG LAST
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Boston forward Patrice Bergeron scored his second overtime winner of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs (also Game 7 of the opening round) and the third of his career, tying a Bruins record that was set by Mel Hill and later matched by Terry O’Reilly. All three of Hill’s overtime goals came in the team’s 1939...
By: Rich Bergeron 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...
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...