The Bruins came out rusty until Sean Kuraly and the fourth line stopped the bleeding. The fourth-line was the best on the ice.
The Bruins were a handful for the first three rounds. But everyone said they’d be water bugs compared to the big, heavy Blues. It sure didn’t look that way. The Blues had almost no O-zone time and their cycle game didn’t exist. #DontPokeTheBear
On Jan. 1, the Canes had 80-1 odds to win the Cup. Today, they are the favorites at 13-4. Let that sink in. The Carolina Hurricanes.
The Isles were 38-2-2 this season when they scored three goals. It took three games to score three against the Canes. And they had just five total — that’s one less than Curtis Joseph had to work with in 2002-03 with the Wings. Like Cujo, Robin Lehner deserved far better.
David Backes’ boo-boo could cost him plenty. A strong playoff run — he’d chalked up 13 points in 16 postseason games prior to Saturday — has been masking what’s been a bit of decline since the odometer turned 30. The better his playoffs, the better his contract come July 1. Flush.
One hundred and 56 minutes and 59 seconds. That’s all it took for the Blues to finally get on the scoreboard. Wow.