Wahoo! And the Bruins clinch the division. They're locked into a top-three spot for the playoffs, and are now 5 points ahead of the Devils (though they still have a game in hand). And the head-to-head. I've gotta say, I wouldn't mind if the Habs slipped out of 8th place. To the recap!
1-0. Let's hope this isn't one of those score-first-and-then-crumple games. This is a Big Game.
The rest of the first goes by and Bruins are up 1-0. Why did the Garden get rid of that one sam adams stand and replace it with a hoegaarden and stella stand? I prefer not to get asked if I want fruit in my beer when I'm at a hockey game. Also, Stella is water. Plus they had all those "perfection" ads up right after the superbowl a year ago.
The second period starts up. A little over a minute in, Chuck Kobasew pokes a wraparound through Brodeur.
2-0. Chuck Kobasew is such a good player.
Refs getting worried about the Bruins playing well, so they send off Wheeler. Penalty: Killed. PK Axelsson is rocking and rolling.
Then Bobby Holik does his thing. Powerplay time! The Bruins move the puck around and around and around and Savard sees his spot. He one-times it from the bottom of the circle.
3-0. Up 3-nothing. Still plenty of hockey to play.
6 minutes later, Thomas loses his shutout to Andy Greene.
About 5 minutes after that, still in the third, in between kills on Michael Ryder and Aaron Ward penalties, Lucic puts one in.
4-1. Solid. And about time for Lucic to get scoring.
In the third, the Bruins and Devils each kill off a penalty or two. Chara gets sent off with like 30 seconds to go because Clarkson is an agitator.
vs. NJD: 2-1-1
Record: 46-17-10 (W 1)
Home: 25-6-6 (W 1)