Thursday, June 6, 2013

ICYMI: Bruins Roll Pens in Double OT--Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead (UPDATE:: Campbell's Leg Is Broken)

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.

Your highlights from NHL.com:

INJURY UPDATE: Gregory Campbell's leg is officially broken and not just a lower body injury. He's done for the playoffs. Campbell blocked a Evgeni Malkin shot in the second period... And just count how long he's still out on the ice defending the power play of the Penguins ((HT: NHL on NBCSN)) "The fact that he took that shot and he couldn't even move and he was still trying to play and get in the lane," said FOSG Brad Marchand after the game. "He did a great job and we really wanted to play for him and it just shows his character. He's always battling. He's always doing whatever he has to do, and he's been huge for us this playoffs so far."

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