The Bruins shut the Penguins out 3-0 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Tuukka Rask stood on his head at times between the pipes, enjoyed some lucky bounces and recorded his first playoff shutout.
Former Bruin and Penguin, Shawn McEachern joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss the Game 1 shutout by the Bruins, Jaromir Jagr, the Pittsburgh Penguins trying to play a different game and Matt Cooke’s hit on Adam McQuaid.
McEachern was part of the Penguins when Jaromir Jagr arrived, so of course Fred wanted details of Jagr’s early years.
After that the guys moved on to discuss the Penguins coming out and playing a more physical brand of hockey than they have in the past. Then as Pittsburgh fell behind the frustration level rose and Pitt lost a bit of discipline taking bad penalties. What did McEachern think of Pittsburgh’s plan to play a more physical game?
The guys moved on to talk about Tuukka Rask’s play in net, his great play and the lucky bounces. Has Rask taken the next step toward reaching elite level?
They also discussed the play of Tyler Seguin and the fact that he’s only scored one goal this playoff run. What does this young kid need to do?
Plus, Matt Cooke received a five minute major and a game misconduct for a hit on Adam McQuaid. How effective is Cooke now that the league has tried to take away the chippy type of game that he plays?