That’s what the entire season comes down to, hundreds of NHL games played, but one game decides the whole thing.
Wednesday night the Boston Bruins will travel to British Columbia to face the Vancouver Canucks in game seven. In this game six Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo’s tires were only not pumped, they were flat (courtesy to my friend Mike Wilson for that one).
Our countdown tonight will look at all five Bruins goals in order.
Number Five- Brad Marchand
The Bruins got on the board early when Brad Marchand beat Roberto Luongo high glove side. It was the Bruins first shot of the game after the Canucks dominated the start of the first period. Henrik Sedin and Zdeno Chara were called for matching minors and right after the 4-on-4, Marchand streaked down the left side and got it past Luongo.
Number Four- Milan Lucic
35 seconds later Milan Lucic trickled one by the Canuck goalie after a pass from Rich Peverley. The shot broke of Luongo’s pads and got into the inside of the net. Lucic struggled the rest of the game, but this one goal helped lead the Bruins to victory.
Number Three- Mark Recchi
It would be Mark Recchi’s goal that chased Luongo when he tipped in a shot from Andrew Ference. The power play shot from the point was tipped by Recchi in front of the net. Luongo was pulled from the game in favor of Massachusetts native Cory Schneider.
Number Two- Michael Ryder
It’s not like he made much of a difference because Michael Ryder scored about a minute later. He also tipped a shot into the net, this shot being from Tomas Kaberle. Ryder was camped in front of the net with no one near him, and his tip was over the shoulder of Schneider.
Number One- David Krejci
The Bruins essentially put it away when David Krejci scored a 5-on-3 goal. Mark Recchi had been robbed seconds before but he passed it to Krejci on the side of the net to give them a 5-1 lead
One of the Bruins or Canucks will lift the Cup Wednesday night. Look for our last recap of the season that night!