Bruins vs.Blackhawks Game 1 Review

In most cases  I would have waited until after game two to attempt any kind of recap/review, but after  112:08 minutes of hard fought hockey  I think a review of game one is warranted. Last night the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks gave fans of the NHL Playoffs a game to remember. The last two teams standing did not disappoint. Yesterday in TMM’s preview of the finals I talked about how evenly matched these two teams are, and how their goaltending is a big reason for their success, and that proved true last night. If this were a one game series  I think most people would say it was one of the greatest finals ever. It had everything  true hockey fans want, goals, hits and skating. I only have one concern. Did the Bruins or the Blackhawks empty the tank in-game one? To find out the answer tune into game two on Saturday at 8pm EST.

 

Combined Numbers

Total Shots on Goal: 117, Total Hits: 120, Total Blocked Shots: 63, Total Penalty minutes after 112:08: 12:08

After game one teams leaders and role players all showed their talents. For Boston it was Milan Lucic who put up 3 points, Tuukka Rask stopped 59-63 and had a SV% of .937. The Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Shaw has a 2 point night including the GWG at 12:08 of the third OT period. Yet again Corey Crawfords was outstanding putting up a .944 Sv% and stopping 51-54 shots.

As the minutes tick down to game two the hockey world can only hope that game two lives up to game one. I will stick with my Bruins in 6 prediction until I see the Blackhawks shut down the Bruins.

Did You Know? This was the eighth game in Stanley Cup Final history to go to a 3rd OT.

 

 

 

Topics: Andrew Shaw, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, Milan Lucic, Nhl 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Finals, Tuukka Rask

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