Boston Bruins Take Game One
The Boston Bruins pretty much came into this series as the underdog. However, they proved that they were the better team on Saturday. Bruce Cassidy said yesterday when they arrived in Tampa. “We feel as if we’re as good as anybody in the Eastern Conference. I’m sure the other teams feel that way as well. It’s hard to dislike them already. That’s something that develops over the course of the series, and the quicker you get into that mode the better you are, and the better the series will be.”
The Boston Bruins would score first. Rick Nash scored two goals in the game one 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Patrice Bergeron also scored two goals in the victory. Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk would also get goals in the win. Also, Tuukka Rask was a lot better in this game than he was in game seven of the Toronto Maple Leafs series. David Pastrnak would have three assists in the game. Two when Rick Nash scored and one when Patrice Bergeron scored.
Rick Nash who has been quiet lately played a great game today. Nash scored a powerplay goal off a deflection off a David Pastrnak shot. In the second period, the Bruins had a scoring chance get taken away from them after Marchand scored. David Pastrnak was called for a cross-check and the goal would be called back. Then Rask lost his blade on his skate. He was trying to get the Refs attention but the Ref wasn’t paying attention and the Lightning scored.
The Boston Bruins had 24 shots on goal while the Tampa Bay Lightning had 36. Overall it was a very impressive win for the Bruins after their very close game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Today, the Bruins showed poise and looked like they were really ready to go.