After the Bruins beat the Penguins 3-0 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals many thought that Pittsburgh would step it up for Game 2, but that was not the case.
Just 28 seconds into the first period Brad Marchand beat Tomas Vokoun high to the glove side off a mishandled puck by Sidney Crosby. The Bruins took that early lead and never looked back as they went on to win 6-1.
The Bruins now head back to Boston with a 2-0 series lead and look to make it 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Former Bruin Mike Mottau joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss the 2-0 series lead the Bruins hold over the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Sidney Crosby is a minus three in this series with the Bruins and has only six shots on net through two games. Kris Letang has been on the ice for six of the Bruins’ nine goals this year and he’s a Norris Trophy finalist.
Is Mottau surprised by the poor play of the Penguins in this series? Does it have more to do with the Penguins playing poorly or what the Bruins are doing to the Penguins?
Marc-Andre Fleury struggled against the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs and was pulled in Game 4 for Tomas Vokoun. Well now after starting every playoff game Vokoun was pulled in the first period last night after giving up three goals on 12 shots. Fleury also gave up three goals once he replaced Vokoun.
So if you’re Penguins coach Dan Bylsma who gets the start between the pipes in Game 3? Is there a chance this shaky goaltending improves?