The Boston Bruins offense ignited for four goals in the first period as goalie Tim Thomas collected 36 saves in last night’s 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, evening the Stanley Cup Finals at three-games apiece with Game 7 set for this Wednesday back at Rogers Arena. (more)
Tim Thomas came up with 38 saves for his third shutout of the playoffs to lead the Boston Bruins past the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night at TD Garden. Rich Peverley scored two goals after replacing the injured Nathan Horton on Boston’s first line. (more)
The Boston Bruins poured in four goals in the second period after watching teammate Nathan Horton go down with a severe concussion en route to a decisive 8-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night at TD Garden. (more)
The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks are set to compete in Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals tonight at Rogers Arena. This marks Boston’s first finals appearance since 1990 when they fell to the Washington Capitals in five games. (more)
Tim Thomas rallied the Boston Bruins past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 last night at TD Garden with 33 saves, positioning his team just one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals in 21 years. (more)
Tim Thomas stopped all 31 shots on net and David Krejci came through with the opening goal in the first period en route to a 2-0 Boston Bruins victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night at St Pete Times Forum. (more)
Tyler Seguin, the Bruins No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft emerged as the difference with two goals and two assists all in the second period for Boston to win over the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 last night at TD Garden. The 19-year old has certainly stepped up for his team this series after sitting through their first 11 playoff games, scoring on his only shot attempt in Game 1 before becoming the first teenager in NHL history to post 4 points in a single post-season period in Game 2.
“I see Tyler in practice, and he has some speed and some good moves,” said Bruins goalie Tim Thomas after collecting 36 saves in the win. “He gets those opportunities and he knows how to score. I wasn’t surprised that he buried the puck when he got those opportunities. Those were big goals for us. I don’t really know what to say except I am happy for him and the whole team that he was able to do it.”
Games 3 and 4 are set to be played in Tampa Bay May 14th and 17th before the series shifts back to Boston for Game 5 Monday, May 23rd. Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will return to the lineup for Saturday’s game. The six-year veteran hasn’t seen game action since suffering a mild concussion in Game 4 of their Eastern Semifinal matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers. Bruins vs. Lightning tickets are now available!
After handling the Philadelphia Flyers in a 4-0 series sweep, the Boston Bruins will next face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals. The Lightning dominated in their Semifinal matchup as well, edging the 1st place Washington Capitals in each of their four contests. Games 1 and 2 will take place in Boston starting Saturday, May 14th.
Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been inactive since suffering a concussion in the third period of Game 4 last Friday. “He’s doing better,” said Boston coach Claude Julien. “He’s here and he’s doing better. He’s dealing with the concussion symptoms and the protocol. He’s here today because he’s feeling better. If anything, we’re getting some positive feedback from him.”
View the full Bruins vs. Lightning Playoff Schedule:Game 1: Saturday, May 14 at Boston, 8 PM
Game 2: Tuesday, May 17 at Boston, 8 PM
Game 3: Thursday, May 19 at Tampa Bay, 8:00 PM
Game 4: Saturday, May 21 at Tampa Bay, 1:30 PM
*Game 5: Monday, May 23 at Boston, 8 PM
*Game 6: Wednesday, May 25 at Tampa Bay, 8 PM
*Game 7: Friday, May 27 at Boston, 8 PM