Bruins Head Home From Pittsburgh Up 2-0. Just Beat The Crap Out Of The Penguins.
So that was about as good as it gets right? Total domination all over the place. Better offense, better defense, better power plays both offensively and defensively. Plus we played smarter across the board. It seems as if Pittsburgh thought that it could check us harder, push us around and they’d just overwhelm us. Instead the Bruins have completely dominated the Penguins in the first two games. They’ve outscored Pittsburgh 9-1 in the first two games and you know what the best moment was? The Penguins scored with less than a minute left in the 1st period to make it 3-1. After a first period dominated by the Bruins, the Penguins looked to have stolen the momentum right at the end of the period. There wasn’t much more than a half a minute left and what did the Bruins do? They raced down the ice and grabbed a 4th goal of the period and the momentum right back from Pittsburgh. From that point on, it looked like the game was already decided.
Couple things: Tuukka Rask has been so good in this series, but he’s been helped by a team that is committed to playing defense. Crosby has been a non fact so far and that’s a credit to the defense. Why did the Penguins think they could come in and be physical with the B’s and they’d just lay down? Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Finally, how good has it been to hear the Pittsburgh fans boo constantly as their team fails on the power play over and over? Love hearing the fan’s disgust for their team.
Back to Boston we go.
P.S. A buddy of mine sent this around last night after the victory. Is it fire or is it FIRE?
s/o to brad