There's a million reasons and people to blame for Game 4's collapse.
What it comes down to is that Boston got up big early and then got lazy. Boston beat Boston with some help from Tampa. You can't play like complete crap for two periods and give Tampa those types of opportunities and expect to win.
Just not gonna happen.
Silver lining... this kick in the pants came in Game 4 and not Game 7.
We're expecting Boston to bounce back here with a big, complete effort tonight.
It's a best of three and Boston has two home games. They gotta bring it.
More silving lining... we got shown some love from Sarah F who was in Tampa for Game 4.
Morning interviews were kinda funny with Julien taking passive-aggressive shots at Haggs for wanting Doughberle benched.
Not gonna happen.
More preview stuff after the jump...
Projected Line Up:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Michael Ryder-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Rich Peverley
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid
Game Day Links:
- DOY Pre-Game Rally outside the Garden
- Paoletti: "You really got a hold on me"
- Downie still DtD for TBL
- Haggs: Time to bench Doughberle
Game Day Video:
Time to Go!