Bruins' top line produces series-tying performance in Columbus
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 05, 2019,
May 05, 2019, 1:05
Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) at the face-off circle against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. The Bruins have six total goals in the series and they are seeing their fortunes decline. All three games have been decided by a single goal, but each team had only one game played within one goal in the first round.The Bruins officially outshot the Blue Jackets 105-97 through three games but have 49 more total shot attempts than Columbus thus far. Though he did not produce any goals in Game 3, Marchand leads the Bruins (nine points in 10 games) in scoring during the 2019 National Hockey League playoffs. The Blue Jackets Have Won 13-of-15 Games Dating Back to March 24th. Pastrnak one-timed a shot that Bobrovsky got a piece of, however it trickled through the netminder's legs and into the net at 3:33 to open the scoring.
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky used to have a reputation as an excellent regular-season goalie who flopped in the playoffs. When the Bruins have been able to get to the net, and create secondary shots, Bobrovsky has been there to turn them away.
"The secondary saves that he's making are very impressive, but he's going to crack at some point", Carlo told reporters. Fans all have their opinions and they're entitled to it because they pay a lot of money to watch us play the game. "Credit to him [Tuesday], but overall I don't think it's going to last".
For a Bruins team that loves to work the puck in and out of the bumper position, the Bruins need to find a way to space out the four Blue Jackets Penalty killers and get back to moving the puck through the bumper.
That wasn't enough against the more forceful Blue Jackets.
Boston had a power-play chance with just under nine minutes left in the game, but a Patrice Bergeron tripping call 17 seconds later negated the edge.
Later in the power play, the Bruins showed Rask some thanks for the stop. "It's only a matter of time before these guys score goals". With Chara right on top of him, he was slow to react and as Duchene got his stick on the puck, Chara's stick was shoulder level.
Marchand isn't likely to get much benefit of the doubt at this stage - not from referees Chris Rooney and Gord Dwyer in Game 4, and not from the NHL's department of player safety should he cross the line in more egregious fashion than he did with the Harrington jab.
"You know it's probably not something that I'd go back and do it again", Marchand said Wednesday.