I didn’t think that after Montreal had a goal taken away early in the game that it was going to be the officials’ job to make sure that the Bruins were penalized the rest of the game. You figure when the unruly fans threw towels on the ice in protest of the goal, they could have been penalized for a delay of game, but they weren’t and it was a steady downhill from there.
Both Montreal goals were scored with a 5-3 advantage while the Bruins managed to go 0-3 on their powerplay opportunities (one of which was only 4 seconds). After the four second powerplay Marchand missed a wide open net to tie the game.
Let’s look forward instead of backward.
The team doesn’t have a day to dwell on it as the genius schedule makers at the NHL offices gave the team extra days off last week and Saturday to last night just so the Bruins can play tonight.
Let’s recap how they’ve done in game sevens over the last few years…I guess we are looking backwards.
In 2008 they lost to the Canadiens in game seven. 2009 they made it past Montreal in the first round with a sweep prior to losing in game seven against the Hurricanes. Of course last year they beat Buffalo in the first round in six games and then after going up 3-0 in the series and 3-0 in game seven, they lost to the Flyers and were eliminated again.
0-3 the last three years in game sevens. In fact they haven’t won a game seven since 1994 (that’s almost 20 years!). You’d think the odds need to play in their favor at some point right? Well, I’ll believe it when I see it.
7PM tonight. We’ll see if they can do it.