Hockey is often a game of bounces and inches. Both teams got their bounces today. The Penguins got just one more.
The Penguins played like a team that was still upset about blowing a late third period lead to the Bruins. The Bruins played like a team that wanted to show that comeback was no fluke.
Fleury pretty much won the game for the Penguins. The Bruins were all over the Penguins and forced Fleury to makes several huge stops. Rask answered the bell for the Bruins at the other end. Fleury faced 46 shots. Rask faced 36. Ridiculous.
Pens and Bruins each had one player playing their balls off too. Jordan Staal was everywhere for Pittsburgh. He even nailed Chara a few times. Seemed like every time he was on the ice the Penguins had a scoring chance. He assisted on Pittsburgh's first goal and scored the game winner.
Ryder was everywhere for the Bruins. It seemed like his game tying goal in the second boosted his confidence through the roof. After that he was a one man show. He got pucks behind Fleury two more times. One hit the post and one was saved by Pittsburgh's defense. He was crazy.
Hard to be upset by a loss like this. Bruins played well against a team that ain't too shabby themselves. Pens didn't have Crosby but they're no slouches.
After the jump.... some thoughts on the game and some sweet links.....
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