The Series is TIED! Yippeeee Paille!

The Bruins are bringing the series back to Boston all tied up! These two games could have easily put either team up two, as both had to be determined in overtime. However, some things to point out…

In game one, the two Blackhawks goals that it took to tie up the game in the third were not anything to be super proud of. The first one from an ugly turnover by Mr. Torey Krug, and the tying goal bouncing off of Andrew Ference’s left skate. I’m not saying that the Blackhawks were handed the two goals, I’m just saying they had a little help.

I can give Andrew Shaw credit for his overtime goal, it was a nice goal. Granted the Bruins were playing down two forwards, Horton with his injury, and Thornton because Claude sees him as more of a liability. When really, Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley are just as big liabilities, if not more, the former was on the ice for three of the Chicago goals in game one, and Peverley has been invisible all season with only one goal in the playoffs.

Fortunately Kelly turned his game around for game two. The line of Kelly centering Paille and Seguin did WORK in game two. Just like in game three against the Rangers when the fourth line came out and won it for us, the Bruins are proving once again that all of their lines are dangerous. Common denominator being one Daniel Paille (Go Merlot!).

Now, to be clear I’m not whining about Chicago winning game one. The Bruins let go of their lead in the third like they had done a handful of times during the regular season. I am just pointing out that the Bruins could be up 2-0, and why I think so.

I mean Kaspars Daugaviņš could have just PUT THE PUCK IN THE NET instead of trying to be fancy and the Bruins could have taken game one in OT too. It was only game one, just unfortunate that Chicago won.

Looking at this from the other side, they could be up 2-0 as well. Every miss the Bruins made in their impressive game two OT could have easily lead to a Chicago goal.

This series is going to be tight, and exhausting if they keep this overtime pattern strong. Marc Savard picked the Bruins to win in six. While he was almost psychic with his predictions last season, he’s been a little off his guessing game this year. I picked the Bruins in five, so fingers crossed!

On another note, the pronunciations of the Bruins’ names by the NBC announcers is driving me nuts. For anyone who doesn’t know how they are pronounced, here is a funny video to help. Since it is the finals you would think they could learn 38 names. Especially the big names. Chair-a? Say-gan? No.

I think the Bruins will win the next two games. If they just play the whole 60minutes instead of giving up early (game one) and showing up late (game two). Actually make it 60+ minutes with all this OT stress. Come on boys you can bring it home again!

Go B’s!
-Kaylin

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Bruins Take a Break

This morning was an optional skate for the Bruins.

@NHLBruins: Only 8 B’s out for practice drills-Paille, Thornton, Campbell, MacDermid in merlot; Bourque & Pandolfo in grey; Johnson & Dougie only 2 D^CS

Anton Khudobin joined the team in net, Haggerty predicts he will start in Saturday’s afternoon game against Tampa Bay. It will be a challenge for Dobby with the Sharp shooter Steven Stamkos, but not a bad idea to split the goalies with two games in a row. Tuukka will probably see a return to ice against Montreal on Sunday if this plays out.

@NHLBruins: Coach: “Tuukka is playing extemely well…we know it’s impossible to ride Tuukka through this whole thing…we need both of them”^CS

Brad Marchand spent his morning signing autographs for the season ticket holders in attendance.

@NHLBruins: Coach: “Tuukka is playing extemely well…we know it’s impossible to ride Tuukka through this whole thing…we need both of them”^CS

@NHLBruins: Coach said B’s did some video work this morning, some guys did maintenance work with trainers & in the gym at Ristuccia Arena^CS

Julien also stressed the importance of giving the players a break especially with the three games in four days.

That’s all I’ve got! Keep it here for more news.
-Kaylin