Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was thrown into a tizzy after a freaky equipment malfunction led to the Lightning's second goal during Saturday's Game 1. Scoring in the loss was Dan Girardi, which was his 1st of the playoffs and Mikhail Sergachev, which was his 2nd of the playoffs.
Boston has been very good on offense during the postseason so far as they rank 2nd in scoring at 4.25 gpg, while also ranking 5th in shots taken (33.6 spg) and 1st in power play conversions, converting on 36.4% of their chances.
Up next: Game 2 is scheduled for Monday night where the Bruins will look to take a pair of wins and a 2-0 series lead back home to Boston.
People packed into downtown bars to watch game 1 against the Bruins. After earning 117 points in the regular season, the Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche in six games to open their playoffs. And Rask erased the memory of that Game 7 performance against Toronto, at least for one day anyway. Murph will put those contacts, his experience, and knowledge to use to get you as close as you can to the hottest topics in the world of hockey!During the course of his career covering the game, Murph has not only built a jam-packed hockey Rolodex, he's also found himself living a life on the road reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, or Jack Kerouac.
That's a quote saved for any streaky scorer, including Nash.
This is what the Bruins expected when they traded for Nash. Lost in the shuffle of Game 6 was a good effort by Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, a former first-round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2005 who could be the difference-maker. A second goal by Marchand was eventually waved off due to a cross-checking penalty by Pastrnak. He's seemingly always on the ice - having played almost 27 minutes a night during Tampa Bay's 5-game victory over New Jersey in the opening round - and has an impressive wingspan with his stick, allowing him to knock away pucks and keep unwilling visitors from getting near his net.
After throwing his skate blade in disgust, Rask got his blade repaired by the equipment manager, remained calm and was still dialed in going forward. "It's just a quick move that gives you another angle, I guess, with the puck more to the middle".
"I didn't throw it at anybody", the Boston goaltender said Saturday. In comparison Tuukka Rask has a.899 SV% over the seven games to date.
The times for Games Five through Seven will be determined later in the series if they are necessary.
The Washington Capitals' six-game series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets was the fourth-highest in terms of ERs per game (7,599), and both teams were among the top 25 individual ER drivers during the first round. "And we knew they were going to come out hard in the first period and we were going to try to weather the storm and gain the lead, and that's what we did".
"You need your best players to be your best players, and clearly that happened tonight for us, ' Cassidy said".
In only eight playoff games, Pastrnak leads the team with five goals and 12 assists. Steven Stamkos, who was once one of the greatest goal-scorers of his generation, has grown content with setting them up for Kucherov to knock into the back of the net.
Keeping things simple doesn't mean that the trio can't show creativity.
"He is a Bruin", said Cherry, who coached the team from 1974-79, during Coach's Corner on Saturday.