Die Hard – A Bruins Blog
Six, two and even was a common saying of Walpole Joe Morgan, former Boston Red Sox manager. It’s a saying that could apply to the Boston Bruins’ weekend.
I hate what my sport became Saturday night at the TD Garden.
Saturday night ended “Reunion Week” for the Bruins as the team entertained three teams in which former marquee players now come to town with their new team.
The Bruins sent Tyler Seguin to Dallas on Thursday, and Bruins DieHard says time will tell who makes out better in this trade.
The Bruins gave people plenty of reason to smile on Monday night, beating the Blackhawks 2-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 2-1 series lead.
Some late-season issues resurfaced for the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blackhawks, which could be a recipe for disaster.
It was there for the taking: a chance for the Bruins to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins and their vaunted offense out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; a chance to to close it out on a Friday night before the crazy TD Garden crowd exactly like they had done two years ago. And that’s exactly what happened.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Boston Collapse. The wide-eyed playoff freshmen from Toronto had a meltdown of their own.
The Maple Leafs have won two straight to force a winner-takes-all Game 7 against the Bruins, and even Bruins DieHard doesn’t have much confidence in the home-town team.
The Chicago Blackhawks did it. The Los Angeles Kings did it. Two of the last three Stanley Cup Champions closed out their first round series when the first opportunity arose.