The Bruins came back from a FOUR – ONE DEFICIT TO WIN IN OVERTIME. I’LL SHOUT IN CAPS IF I WANT TOO. I was there and I can’t even put into words the emotions. The guy next to me was losing heart fast as fans in the ice seats started leaving around the ten minute mark. BUT THEY DID IT. Horton scores with nine minute back, and it was like a bleep on a heart monitor. The fans went from close to mourning to tense silence. Could they make the comeback?
My friend and I were on the edges of our seats. We pull Rask and 18:38 sees Lucic net one. Forget edge of our seats we were standing now. One more we needed ONE more. I stopped texting my dad the score after it was 4-2. Can’t jinx it. Don’t even think, no bad mojo coming out of me for that last two minutes.
We weren’t even finished celebrating Looch’s goal WHEN PATRICE SENDS A WRIST SHOT. CHARA TIPS IT IN. ITS GOOD. GOOD GOAL BRUINS TIED IT. FOUR-FOUR GREATEST COMEBACK WITH FIFTY SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.
I just watched the replay and still waves of excitement crash over me. I screamed, jumped, cheered, high fives all around! Unfreakingbelievable. But we still had fifty seconds left and THEY HAD A WICKED CHANCE TO TAKE IT. BUT IT DIDN’T MATTER BECAUSE OVERTIME. BECAUSE ITS THE CUP.
The hallway between the end of regulation and OT was crazy! High fives everywhere chants, cheers, I called my dad I think I left two crazy screaming messages. I didn’t even want to think of what was about to happen. Either they would win it and it would be the greatest comeback EVER (No seriously, its the first time this has ever happened), or they’d go out swinging.
I’m looking at the time of Bergeron’s goal now and I can’t believe that was really six minutes of play. It felt like one! Everyone was on their feet, screaming, cheering. And then he scored and forgettaboutit the place erupted! I was still riding the high when I woke up this morning. Wired for days.
I was keeping track of the Ranger’s game on the little scoreboard in the Garden. I stopped looking at it after it was 3-0, and after OT I recieved a text from my friend saying “5-0 Rangers, game one?” and I’m dying. My two favorite teams are playing against each other for the Eastern Conference Semifinals?! Shut the front door. (Sorry to all Dad’s work buddies, those tickets are MINE).
Ahhh I guess I can move onto the news portion of this program, Adam McQuaid was named as a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. “The Masterton Trophy is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Other finalists include Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding and Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby.”
Torey Krug is getting called up from Providence today as Dennis Seidenberg only played :37 seconds in last night’s game, and is out injured. Speaking of Providence Defense, Matt Bartkowski’s first ever NHL goal was last night in the first period. Not to mention he and Johnny Boychuk got the memo to throw body’s around. Good job for our D last night. Ridiculous.
There’s also a really good interview with Shawn Thornton here, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my favorite. I want to see the replay of his almost goal in the third. When asked if the Bruins were tired Shawn responded “No. Not now, I’m wired right now… I think this time of year that tired is just a state of mind, I think you can really fight through it, you can be tired tomorrow or the next day, but thats my personal opinion.”
Notable tweets from Charelli’s interview this morning:
Peter Chiarelli: “We talked about net-front presence for entire friggen series behind closed doors. You saw it in last 3 goals we scored”
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 14, 2013
Chiarelli on Bergy: haven’t seen a performance like that in a long, long time, just a clutch performance…you could see the fire in eyes^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 14, 2013
We’ve got game one coming up Thursday night at the Garden! Game two Sunday afternoon at three, game three on Tuesday night, and game three is Thursday night. Game five if needed is scheduled for the 25th, game six next Monday, and game seven Wednesday the 29th.
I hope it goes to seven. Charelli said this morning that the Rangers “Play like us”, and it’s expected to be a low scoring series as both teams have phenomenal goaltending and a hard time finding the back of the net. Which is interesting as both teams managed to net five goals in both of their game sevens last night.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Keep it here for Playoff news and injury updates!