The Boston Bruins proved everyone wrong last night with their Game 7 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto scored first but the Bruins answered right back with a goal by Jake DeBrusk. Jake DeBrusk scored two goals in the victory last night. The Bruins were down 4-3 going into the third period, people were wanting Rask out of the game. However, Rask wouldn’t allow a puck past him in the third period, but that doesn’t excuse him for giving up four goals.
Bruce Cassidy said after the game. “I don’t think there was a doubt that if we got ourselves back tied or in the lead, Tuukka would be fine down the stretch. The guys have confidence in our goaltending…they have all year. At the end of the day he found his game, and off we went.” The Boston Bruins will now play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the next round of the NHL Playoffs. The first game is Saturday.
Brad Marchand also spoke after the game saying. “One of the most incredible games I’ve ever been a part of. It was so back and forth; the intensity from the crowd & the emotion was a lot of fun. We knew that we had the resiliency in the room to continue to come back…we’ve done it all year.”
The young players like Jake DeBrusk stepped up and carried the team. Patrice Bergeron would score a goal with thirty seconds left in the first period, but other than that the veterans on the team were quiet. Jake DeBrusk said after the game. “I’ll never forget this series just in general. First playoffs and I was really happy to contribute and obviously tonight with the home crowd here, too, and how the game was going. It was back and forth and emotions were pretty crazy…it was nice to get on the board and it was nice to help the team win.”