Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Game 3

OK, Patrice Bergeron turned out to be a decent pick for game 2 as well, I'm on a bit of a roll here. While he didn't score the game winner like Savard did in game 1, he had one of his typical solid games. He was probably most noticeable in the face off circle. In the first period alone he won all 9 of his face offs, including one where he set up Boychuk for the game's opening goal.

This series continues to pick up pace and intensity as it plays out. I'm sure tonight's game 3 in Philadelphia will be more of the same. Down 2 games to none and playing in front of the home crowd, I don't doubt that the Flyers are going to come out gunning. Because of that, the Bruins player I'm looking to for a standout game is rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Rask has given up one or two questionable goals in the series, but all in all he has really carried the team on his back from a defensive standpoint. What's amazing to me is the poise and calmness that he exhibits for such a young goaltender. I think Andy Brickley said it best the other night when he commented that Rask takes ownership of a poor goal and does not lose confidence or let it distract him. Let's hope Rask can turn in another stellar performance tonight and the B's can take game 3!!!

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