BOSTON - DECEMBER 02: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Bank Garden on December 2, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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 to close out the series and advance to the Stanley Cup Final at home on Friday.
The Bruins struck first after a goal from David Krejci just 1:42 into the first period. It took the B’s another 93 minutes to score, but thanks to another stellar performance from Tuukka Rask (53 saves), it was all they needed to get within five victories of a Stanley Cup title.
Check out Bergeron’s game-winner in the video below.