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.
-Jay’s Sports Blog 04/27/10
It was an intense watch last night. To the point that the wife said, “I can’t watch. If we watch, they’re going to lose.” That was the correct mentality coming into last night. After all, like it says above, they hadn’t won a game seven since 1994.
The Bruins went out to a quick 2-0 lead. Boychuk and Recchi both got on the board within just about the first five minutes of the game. More importantly the Bruins were playing with urgency. They looked to have “heaaaaaaaaaaht” and didn’t seem to want to let up.
Well, Montreal got on the board while Michael Ryder was in the penalty box and cut the lead in half with about 10 minutes left in the period. The Bruins held on for the rest of the period even after an elbowing call on Shawn Thornton where he didn’t even elbow (WTF?) had the Bruins shorthanded.
Montreal tied the game in the second and set up the Bruins season to come down to the final 20 minutes. Many of my friends on Facebook were openly praying that this wouldn’t be the end of the Bruins season. I actually posted “Wake me when it’s over.” Talk about stressful.
Then Chris Kelly, the center the B’s got from Ottawa after Savard was shut down for the season, gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead. I was literally holding my breath.
Then, yet another, “questionable” penalty against the Bruins (I use questionable so I’m not swearing in my post) had the Bruins playing shorthanded again. It was on this powerplay that the Canadiens tied it again. This time with only about two minutes left in the game.
I can’t handle this!
After Tuesday’s loss I ad feared that Lucic was going to be suspended last night. My first thought was the fact that if he did was it really a big deal? He had no points so far this postseason. In fact it could be argued that he had basically coasted through the final month of the season and continued that coast in the playoffs.
Well, it’s a good thing he wasn’t suspended because he was on the ice and assisted Nathan Horton on the…GAME WINNING GOAL!!! The Bruins got the monkey off their back, sent the rival Canadiens home, and now get Philadelphia in the second round for the second year in a row. How’s that Wideman trade looking now? Even better than it has all season.
I have revenge on the mind and hope that the Bruins do as well. Puck drops Saturday at 3PM in Philly. I can’t wait!