Living with someone else who’s as passionate about the game of hockey as you are is a wonderful thing.
Except for when you like different teams.
That are in the same conference.
Have a pretty big rivalry.
And a fairly brutal history.
Luckily Megan and I manage to keep our differences to ourselves the majority of the time.
So with that said this article isn’t going to contain too much opinion and I’ll try to stick to an objective recap (wish me luck).
While the Penguins outplayed the Bruins, especially in the first 10 minutes of the game, the bruins managed to be the first to put the puck in the back of the net.
Loui Eriksson, from Soderberg, went between the legs and had a beauty of a goal to kick the bruins into gear.
Shortly after, Soderberg had another assist and set up Smith to score on the Bruins only power play opportunity of the night making it 2-0
The Pens weren’t going to let that last for long though and good ole’ ginger beard Nealer came to the rescue scoring just 37 seconds into the second
He did it again in the third with a gorgeous top shelf goal to tie the game
Chara answered though and brought the Bruins ahead 3-2 with 5:15 left in the third
And then the game was almost over
But then this happened…
Crosby, being his usual self, decided that he really didn’t want the game to be over and tied the game with .3 seconds left
Shave it. Now.
So they headed to overtime, but the Bruins didn’t let Crosby’s goal bring them down.
And Krug only let OT last for 34 seconds
While neither team played at the level that they’re capable of, they gave us fans a pretty great show
Rask is still one of the keys to the Bruins success, keeping them in it when they’re being outplayed
And while the Pens weren’t on top of their game, they once again relied on their top talent (Crosby & Neal) to pull them through when needed
Fortunately (for me) the Bruins still found a way to win.