Where a team can gain the upper hand over an opponent is on special teams, and that’s exactly how the Boston Bruins dispatched the Red Wings in five games rather than seven.
Milan Lucic’s third-period goal put the Bruins ahead for good as they eliminated the Red Wings in Game 5 with a 4-2 win.
Bruins legend Derek Sanderson joined Toucher & Rich in studio Tuesday for an all encompassing interview, and of course he had some great stories from his playing days.
The Bruins need to keep applying their physical play on the Red Wings, and putting pucks on netminder Jimmy Howard.
The Red Wings may be able to match the Bruins’ skill, but they have no chance of winning a street fight against the Bruins.
Zdeno Chara was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 but played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory over Detroit.
In order to wear down the Red Wings and try to make the visitors play without the puck, the Bruins needed to ride their bigger-name, bigger-impact defensemen a little harder. They didn’t.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and the Bruins finally have some issues to worry about.
The Boston Bruins let another game slip away in the third period Thursday night, and head coach Claude Julien was not pleased about it.
The Bruins have largely been a consistent team over the course of the 2013-14 season, but there’s been intermittent points throughout the year where they’ve struggled to close out games, and it’s been happening more and more as of late — including twice already this week.