Rask Leads Bruins To 3-1 Win
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 20, 2018,
Apr 20, 2018, 19:27
Cassidy spoke to the officials at the beginning of the second period and wanted to know who of the four (two referees, two linesmen) chose to give Nash the two-minute penalty. An early goal for Toronto will get this nervous and expectant crowd onside.
The Boston Bruins at Air Canada Centre in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Bruins won the first two games of the series in Boston and the Leafs won last game at home and you can bet they will be victorious tonight.
DENVER - Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a victory in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
Marner's pass to the front was ideal, but so was Rask's positioning and he made the save to keep the score 1-0 Boston. Throughout the year the Bruins got great production from their younger players. Little did he know how much the Bruins were going to rely on their goaltender to keep the game tight while they tried to grind out a victory without Bergeron. They came out flying and outplayed the Bruins the whole game.
Torey Krug had gotten the Bruins on the board 28 seconds into the game to make it 1-0 with a shot from the top of the left circle. "I'd prefer if they not guess and erred on the side of caution", said Cassidy, whose team still leads the first-round series 2-1.
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 11: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins scores a third period empty-net goal against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on February 11, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. It was a rant that could have been mistaken for a random Bruins fan at a bar in Southie. It was the first time in the series the Leafs scored first. Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots.
When the puck got through the layers of defenders, Rask was sharp.
As Boston has done on more than one occasion this season, which included on a 9-2-2 stretch without Bergeron from February 27-March 23, it persevered, winning a game that, by all accounts, it should have lost. It's the third period of a playoff game.
Toronto was a very solid offensive team this year as they ranked 4th in the league in scoring at 3.29 gpg, while also ranking 16th in shots taken (32.2 spg) and 2nd in power play conversions, converting on 25.0% of their chances. Erik Haula finally broke the tie in double overtime resulting with the Knights taking the W. He doesn't have to "steal a game". Andersen had a save-of-the-year candidate as he robbed Pastrnak of an open net with a desperation dive that saw the blade of his stick deny the puck from entering the net. Marleau took no time and snapped one right by.