Thursday, June 6, 2013

Boston Bruins take 3-0 series lead

The Boston Bruins dropped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 during double over time in Game 3 last night.  The Penguins trail with a 3 game deficit and are in danger of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals on Friday in Boston during Game 4.  Tomas Vokoun was in net for the Pens last night; he had been replaced with Marc-Andre Fleury during Game 2 after giving away 3 goals in the first period.  The Bruins took the early lead in this game, scoring during the first minute of play during the 1st period.  There was amazing goal tending on both ends of the ice last night.  The Penguins finally made it on the board during the second period to tie the game.  The game remained at a tie and when to 2 overtime periods until the Bruins finally scored to a 3 game lead over the Penguins in the series.  The Penguins played there best game of the series last night and dominated face-offs but it still was not good enough to beat the Bruins.  The goalies both had challenges last night as Vokoun recorded 39 saves and Tuukka Rask 54, only surrendering 1 goal last night to the Penguins.  If the Bruins can continue this type of play on home ice Friday in Game 4 the Penguins will be eliminated from the playoffs.  The Penguins, although last night was the best they have played in the series, they are not really performing at their best.  They are slow and need a miracle if they want to come back in this series. A new update just released this morning:  forward for the Boston Bruins Gregory Campbell, will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs due to breaking his right fibula after blocking a slap shot with his leg last night.  After blocking the shot Campbell remained on the ice for over a minute closing lanes for the Penguins and helping his team to kill off the penalty.  The Bruins and the Penguins will face-off for Game 4 in Boston on Friday for what could be the last time. 

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