Monday, June 6, 2011

Canucks @ Bruins Preview

The Bruins have showed over the last two games that they can play with the Canucks. They have also showed that they are still prone to silly mistakes, and that is what has been costing them.

The Bruins waste a lot of rushes up ice with silly turnovers and they have been lucky so far it hasn't cost them more goals then it has. The key (as it's been all season) is to eliminate these mistakes.

The other key is getting more pressure on Luango. They did it through 2 periods last game, but just like game 1 when the 3rd period came around they ran out of steam. It's tough because Chara is playing so much, but he is supposed to be one of the best defenseman in the league, and when you are on of the best defenseman you play a lot of minutes, so no excuses.

There is a rumor going around Thornton might be in the lineup tonight. I am not sure who he will replace, but he will add even more physicality to the Bruins. The question is who is replaces, because if he takes Paille or Campbell spot then it could hurt the penalty kill, and if he takes Seguin's spot you are just hurting an offense that isn't playing all that well.

Obviously, if the Bruins lose tonight the series is over. They have to not only win tonight, but win the next game too to get back in this series. Do I feel confident? No, but they have played these guys tough and maybe the home crowd gives them just that little extra burst they need.

Bruins win 3-2 (OT)
Player of the Game: Lucic
Game starts at 8pm

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