Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bruins Bounce Back

Game 3 in Montreal was a good game for the Bruins. The Bruins showed life early in the game and continued to play well throughout the game. For the first time in the series the B's struck first with a goal from David Krejci. Nathan Horton added another goal in the first, Rich Peverley in the second and Chris Kelly finished off the Habs with an empty netter in the third.

Overall this was an impressive game for the Bruins. They moved the puck much better in this game than they had previously, and jumped on the Canadiens netminder Carey Price early, which was vital as he had been lights out in the first 2 games of the series.

Tim Thomas was finally himself in net, making 34 saves and giving the Bruins a real chance in the game. He came up with huge saves and further cemented himself in the starting role after his subpar performances in the first 2 games of the series. Bruins and Habs play again tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, and look to build on their strong performance and tie the series at 2 games apiece.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Habs Send B's Reeling

It has not been a good start to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Bruins. The Canadiens have played aggressively and have scored early in both games. The Bruins played fairly well after the 1st period of the game 1, but Habs' netminder Carey Price denied all of the Bruins scoring chances.

Game 2 brought more of the same pain for the Bruins. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was a late scratch for the Bruins, and they seemed lost in the early going without their top defenseman.  The Canadiens scored 2 goals before the game was 3 minutes old. Tim Thomas locked down after the early hiccups but the Bruins were once again unable to salvage a win in Boston, as Carey Price was impressive yet again. Patrice Bergeron had the only goal for the Bruins.

The Bruins move to Montreal to play tonights game and need to turn their fortune around in the upcoming games to avoid elimination. Game 3 is make or break for the B's.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tim Thomas Ends Historic Season

What a season it has been for the Bruin's goaltender Tim Thomas. Thomas posted career numbers for himself as well as setting the all-time single season save percentage record, posting an astonishing .938. Thomas also averaged giving up 2.00 goals per game for the season and recorded 9 shutouts in what should his second Vezina winning season. It was a tremendous season for the 36 year old goalie and it will be remembered for a long time.

In other news, the Bruins played Tuukka Rask in the finals against the New Jersey Devils, which the bruins dropped 3-2. Even coming off the loss the Bruins have a decent amount of momentum heading into the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, when Thomas looks to continue his dominant ways in net.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bruins Blow 3-0 Lead Against Rangers

The B's have been posting mixed results as of late. After clinching playoffs the Bruins went on to beat the defending champion Blackhawks in a 3-0 win. The Bruins then went on to lose to the Maple Leafs in a shootout, and beat the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2. However, the biggest cause for concern was the Bruins game against the Rangers. The Bruins had a 3 goal lead and collapsed late in the game to face a tough 5-3 loss. After this loss, one cannot help but think of the monumental 3-0 playoff collapse against the Flyers in game 7 last year. Hopefully the Bruins can bring it together and gain momentum going into the playoffs.

The Bruins have 3 games left in the regular season with a fairly easy schedule, facing the Islanders, Senators and Devils.