FINAL: Bruins 2 Penguins 1
I told you the series was over. The bottom line is the Bruins are a better team than the Penguins. They have better goaltending, better forward, better defensemen, and are better coached. Oh yea, and they are now up 3-0 on them in the Eastern Conference Finals.
David Krecji is better than Sidney Crosby, Zdeno Chara owns Sidney Crosby, the Penguins don’t have a goalie and they are on the verge of getting swept. That’s it. That just about sums up this series.
Anyway, about the game. Sure, Patrice Bergeron was the overtime hero but I think its safe to say Tuukka Rask stole them this game. The dude had 53 friggin saves.
Hell, he is stealing this series for the Bruins. Through three games, he has only allowed two goals to the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins. That is just un-friggin-real.
And while Tim Thomas is hiding from the government in a secret location in Colorado, Tuukka Rask is putting up Tim Thomas like numbers. Through 15 games these playoffs, Rask is 11-4 with a .940 save percentage and a 1.85 GAA. Through 15 games back in 2011, Tim Thomas was 10-5 with a .929 save percentage and a 2.34 GAA.
And how friggin awesome is it to see Jarome Iginla shitting the bed in this series. The dude had one shot on goal in Game 3 game and was a complete non factor.
Meanwhile Jaromir Jagr, who the Bruins only traded for because Iginla was a dick and nixed the Bruins deal, picked Evgeni Malkin’s pocket in double overtime and fed the puck to Marchand who fed it to Bergeron for the game winner. Im telling you, the Hockey Gods are pissed at the Penguins. What happened was just too perfect, too surreal, to be a coincidence.
So, the Bruins are now 7-1 since the historic Game 7 comeback against the Maple Leafs. This team is pissa.
On a side note, after the Maple Leafs series, it was revealed that their mayor smoked crack. After the Rangers series, John Tortorella was fired. I cannot friggin wait to see what happens after this Pittsburgh series.