Two Keys for the Bruins in Game 2
WRITTEN BY PATRICK HOFFMAN | 03 JUNE 2011
Pat Hoffman hits it hard again and yes the video above shows what happens when a team does not finish. Take it away Pat.
When looking at tomorrow night’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, it is easy to see what the two keys to the game are going to be for the B’s:
1) Get That Power Play Clicking: In Game 1, the Bruins had a four minute power play in the first period and a 5-on-3 advantage in the second period. Based on that sentence, one would figure that the Bruins would be able to get at least one or two goals, right?
WRONG! The Bruins’ power play failed miserably. Sure, the Bruins were able to get some pucks to the net but ultimately, did not get chances from high-quality scoring areas.
The Solution (s)? But defenseman Zdeno Chara back at the point and give more ice time to rookie Tyler Seguin. Seguin can be a key offensive sprak plug if given the opportunity to do and the team needs Chara to use his booming shot from the point.
2) Get a big Game from Tim Thomas: Bruins’ netminder Tim Thomas was simply outstanding in Game 1 for his hockey club.
In all, Thomas made over 30 saves and allowed just one goal, which came with 16 seconds to go in the third period. The team gave him spotty defensive coverage on the goal and left him out to dry against Raffi Torres.
If Thomas can give his team a strong game tomorrow night, the Bruins may head back to Boston with the series knotted up at 1.
All in all, the Bruins showed that they were able to skate with the Canucks in Game 1. Now, the Bruins need to show that they can beat the Canucks and get control of the series heading back to Beantown.