It’s all even now.
The Boston Bruins carried over their own momentum from Game 3 and brought in their full effort into Game 4 for a 4-0 win. Continue reading for my game observations.
Number Five- Bruins Power Play
The mystery that is the Bruins power play continued into the night when Mason Raymond left the ice for high sticking. Boston got some chances but it looked like the PP of previous series, not the successful one they have recently demonstrated.
Number Four- Bruins’ Second Period
Early on in the second the Bruins looked like they would carry their last first period momentum. The Bruins have owned the second period for most of the series. Boston played as they had in the third game of the series, playing aggressive and physical and just finding ways to win.
Number Three- Michael Ryder Goal
At the 8:49 mark Michael Ryder found himself on the score sheet when he beat Luongo high glove side. The goal gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the second and the Bruins were riding high. The score came about a minute after an unsuccessful Bruins power play.
Number Two- Brad Marchand Goal
At the 6:31 Brad Marchand finally put one in. Marchand had been a pest to the Canucks all night, pushing around both Henrik and Daniel Sedin. He scored his goal after Patrice Bergeron won a puck battle with Andrew Alberts behind the net. Bergeron was able to get the puck to Marchand who backhanded it off the bicep of Luongo and it bounced in the net.
Number One- Rich Peverley
The Bruins took an early lead when Rich Peverley sent it past Roberto Louongo 11:59 into the first. Peverley was sent on a breakaway by David Krejci and he split the pads of the ‘Nucks tender. The Canucks defense had been playing very aggressive and Peverley found the hole and took advantage of it.
Peverley picked up his second of the game when a Milan Lucic shot deflected into the net. Lucic streaked down the left wing side of the ice and fired it in front of the crease. Peverley had gotten caught up with Ryan Kesler skating down in front of the crease and it banked off the Bruins veteran and into the goal. The goal gave Boston a 4-0 lead.
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