Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins’ offense to do it without another exhausting overtime.
Ten periods into their championship series, the Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks headed to Boston for Game 3 on Monday night. No one would be surprised if this one’s as close as the first two.
If the Bruins want to take a 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here are three keys to get them there.
Five things learned in the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night:
Daniel Paille scored in overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 Saturday to tie the Stanley Cup finals at one game apiece.
Things have escalated quickly. Now, it seems it’s just a matter of Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers sorting out the details.
Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton is day to day after leaving Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals because of an injury.
Torey Krug is ready to make up for his costly turnover in Game 1, and it sounds like the Bruins will give him that opportunity.
The Boston Bruins find themselves in a 0-1 hole after Wednesday night’s triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, but they aren’t hanging their heads in defeat.
Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously. One shot from the right point plus two deflections was just enough to beat Tuukka Rask in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
Kaspars Daugavins missed a golden opportunity for the Bruins in Game 1 against the Blackhawks, but will be ready if that chance comes again.
The Hawks and Bruins will empty their tanks in every contest until one team is left shattered on the ice and the wobbly-legged victors lift the Stanley Cup above their heads.
Of course, it was Andrew Shaw. The pesky little forward always gets up when he’s knocked down.
Jagr’s wait to return to the Finals has taken him beyond 20 years. Here’s to hoping that he makes the most of his opportunity and turns back the clock by making a big impact for the Bruins at the big dance.
Hockey fans who endured another lockout are in for a treat that’ll cap a sprint of a season.