5 things learned in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals

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    5 things learned in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals

    ALL TIED UP: Many believed Boston and Chicago were the two best teams in the NHL this season, both possessing a lethal blend of potent offense and stingy defense. (Pipe down, Pittsburgh fans. The goal-a-palooza that was Sid the Kid and Co. was a sight to behold, but you have to at least fake some defense.) So it is fitting that the Bruins and Blackhawks head to Boston tied at one game each. The first two games haven't always been pretty - ahem, Brandon Bolllig - but they have been fast, entertaining and, most important, evenly matched. Fans are definitely getting their money's worth, and few can argue that the Kings or Penguins would make for a better matchup.

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    WORKING OVERTIME: Of course this game went to overtime. After Boston and Chicago needed OT to settle 10 games already in this postseason, including the 1-hour, 52-minute and 14-second marathon that was Game 1, there was no way this one was going to be settled nicely, neatly or in a timely fashion. At least this one didn't turn into a night-day game, however, with Daniel Paille scoring 13:48 into the first overtime. No doubt there will be extended practices Sunday after such a short night. Boston is now 5-2 in overtime this postseason while Chicago is 4-2. Oh, and it's not just the Bruins and Blackhawks logging extra hours. Game 2 was the 26th OT game of the postseason, tied for second most in NHL history. The record of 28 was set in 1993.

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    THE OLD MEN: Kids these days are such slackers. Jaromir Jagr has been playing longer than some of the Bruins have been alive. Really. That's not an exaggeration. Yet there the old man was, leading Boston with five shots Saturday night, and coming close to ending the game a few times, including banging a puck off the crossbar in overtime. ''I wanted to help the team. It was still a tied hockey game,'' he said. ''To score a goal would have been huge.'' Jagr wasn't the only one doing the senior set proud. Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, two of Chicago's more veteran players, led the Blackhawks with seven shots each, and Sharp had Chicago's only goal.

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    WHAT IF? Hossa's disallowed goal isn't the reason the Blackhawks lost Game 2, but it sure is fun to speculate. Shortly after Sharp gave Chicago the lead in the first period, Hossa appeared to double it. But the goal was waved off, with officials saying play should have been stopped because the referee had lost sight of the puck. Intermission came, the Bruins woke up, the Blackhawks dozed off and the rest is history. ''It would have been nice to get it, but those guys make the call they see on the ice,'' Sharp said. ''As a team, we've been in situations where we've had some bad bounces and were forced to regroup quickly, so it didn't affect us too much.'' Had Chicago gotten that goal, however, who knows if Boston could have overcome a two-goal deficit?

    PFFFT I didn't like that part!

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    HELLO AGAIN, CHRIS KELLY: Kelly's tying goal in the second period was his first in the postseason since April 12, 2012, against Washington. Big deal, you might say, that was only last year. But the drought had dragged on for 23 games - or nearly the equivalent of the home schedule in this lockout-shortened season. ''Just because he doesn't see himself as a goal-scorer doesn't mean he has to continue to have a goose egg on his stats,'' Boston coach Claude Julien said. ''Sometimes that stuff, whether you like it or not, will weigh on you. When you get a night like that, it certainly takes a lot of weight off your shoulders and creates some positive thinking and some positive energy moving forward.'' The other positive is Boston's record when Kelly scores in the postseason: a sparkling 10-1, including Saturday night's victory."

     

    Bs got the split! What else did we learn ?

     
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    Fat Lucic is the fear that lurks in the hearts of men - even men who play D in the NHL.

    Are you not entertained?!?!

     
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    Fat Lucic is the fear that lurks in the hearts of men - even men who play D in the NHL.

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    Someone said he has 21 hits last night ? unreal !

     
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    WHAT IF? ..... PFFFT I didn't like that part!
    what if Handzus would have received a goalie interference the first time he went in the crease , wrapped his stick around Rask before their 1st goal .... what if ....

     

     
     
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    Does winning count for five ?? Great game including watching TUUKA Time in the first. I read so many stories of Chicago's prowess during this season, and into the Playoffs. They are good, strong and fast, but Our Bruins are proving themselves, collectively , to be equal to the task. Noticed both Chara and Seidenberg, at different times, lost their break out passes, but no clamor like when the rookie made his mistakes. Could be that Chicago is more alert and reactive. Go Bruins

     
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    IMO, Lucic was the best player, not named Rask, on the ice last night.

     
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    IMO, Lucic was the best player, not named Rask, on the ice last night.




    AHHHHH that`s what I`m talking about. I just showed my wife how she should have awaken me this morning for Fathers day .

     
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    I learned that hockey is absolutely alive in South Florida.  I had planned on going over a buddy's place to watch the game.  We went out to eat first and got back there at about 7:30.  Sit down, get comfortable and...he didn't have NBCSP!  So, back in the car, back to the same bar, hoping they have NBCSP. 

    Not only did they have it, but it was on every other TV.  People were watching it.  People were giving some oooohs and aaaaahs.  Lots of cheering from goals on either side.  Sure, lots of us were from elsewhere (the guy sitting next to me was from Plymouth) but if you told me a packed bar in SoFla would even have the game on one TV, I would wonder of the truth.

    I also learned that the highest quality of hockey doesn't have to be dirty to be good.  Too much cluctching, grabbing, hooking, stick holding etc going on, but nothing dirty.  No cheap shots.  Very little after the whistle stupid stuff.  No bad checks.  No goalies getting bumped.  None of that. It's great.

     

     
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    I think the most important thing we learned is Chicago doesn't like to play a physical game.  They can, but it's not to their strengths.

     
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    I learned that hockey is absolutely alive in South Florida.  I had planned on going over a buddy's place to watch the game.  We went out to eat first and got back there at about 7:30.  Sit down, get comfortable and...he didn't have NBCSP!  So, back in the car, back to the same bar, hoping they have NBCSP. 

    Not only did they have it, but it was on every other TV.  People were watching it.  People were giving some oooohs and aaaaahs.  Lots of cheering from goals on either side.  Sure, lots of us were from elsewhere (the guy sitting next to me was from Plymouth) but if you told me a packed bar in SoFla would even have the game on one TV, I would wonder of the truth.

    I also learned that the highest quality of hockey doesn't have to be dirty to be good.  Too much cluctching, grabbing, hooking, stick holding etc going on, but nothing dirty.  No cheap shots.  Very little after the whistle stupid stuff.  No bad checks.  No goalies getting bumped.  None of that. It's great.

     



    That's the one thing I miss about playoff hockey: heading down to the bars to watch the games. Needless to say, no hockey on TV here in Central America. 

     
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    Someone said he has 21 hits last night ? unreal !

     

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    Just 10 hits for Lucic last night BsL. 

     
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    Someone said he has 21 hits last night ? unreal !

     

     

     

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    Just 10 hits for Lucic last night BsL. 

     

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    I think the person that said he had 20hits counted the ones that the hittee was on his derriere twice.

    I like that formula

     

     
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    Someone said he has 21 hits last night ? unreal !

     

     

     

     

     

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    Just 10 hits for Lucic last night BsL. 

     

     

     

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    I think the person that said he had 20hits counted the ones that the hittee was on his derriere twice.

     

    I like that formula

     

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    I like your formula too.

     
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    WHAT IF? ..... PFFFT I didn't like that part!
    what if Handzus would have received a goalie interference the first time he went in the crease , wrapped his stick around Rask before their 1st goal .... what if ....




    Ref stood there and watched the whole play, Handzus sitting on Rask LoL

    But I made no mention on any discussion board because of the way the Bruins were playing.

    PS. Man Kevin Weeks really does love Tuukka. This is good to have someone on the Bs side @ CBC.

     
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    I think the most important thing we learned is Chicago doesn't like to play a physical game.  They can, but it's not to their strengths.




    Too me that was the downfall of the Penguins.

     
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    That was a heck of a win to have looked so bad for almost half the game then snapping into fourm mid game just a heck of a win.



    If they looked so bad and only gave up one goal, how bad did they look?

    You sound like the guy sitting next to me at the bar last night.

    At the end of the first, he turns to me and says, "Wow, the B's look terrible. They're playing back on their heels, moving slowly, making terrible decisions with the puck.  This is bad."

    I said, "They're down by one goal.  How many times have they been shut out this post season?"

    My point?  If you think the Bruins looked "so bad for almost half the game" and the best Chicago could muster was a one goal lead, maybe you need to evalutate your own evaluation.

     
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    That was a heck of a win to have looked so bad for almost half the game then snapping into fourm mid game just a heck of a win.

    If they looked so bad and only gave up one goal, how bad did they look? 

    You sound like the guy sitting next to me at the bar last night.

    At the end of the first, he turns to me and says, "Wow, the B's look terrible. They're playing back on their heels, moving slowly, making terrible decisions with the puck.  This is bad."

    I said, "They're down by one goal.  How many times have they been shut out this post season?"

    My point?  If you think the Bruins looked "so bad for almost half the game" and the best Chicago could muster was a one goal lead, maybe you need to evalutate your own evaluation.



    The people I watched game with said the same thing we couldn't beleive how bad the bruins played in the first but were thankful to be only down one goal. Rask kept it a game until the team found its game or legs. That first period looked awful to my drunken eyes.

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    So is this thought part of or kind of what you are saying.... Goaltending is part of the team and so overall the team's play isn't so bad

     
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    1) Paille doesn't have hands of stone. 

    2) Boychuk played his heart out.

    3) Julien has found his third line pairing.........Kelly, Paille and Seguin.

    4) Tuukka is clutch ........again.

    5) Horton playing hurt ? Inspiring !

     
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    So is this thought part of or kind of what you are saying.... Goaltending is part of the team and so overall the team's play isn't so bad



    Absolutely.  If the team is playing so poorly that they are down by a single goal, how poorly is the team playing?

     
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    1) Paille doesn't have hands of stone. 

    2) Boychuk played his heart out.

    3) Julien has found his third line pairing.........Kelly, Paille and Seguin.

    4) Tuukka is clutch ........again.

    5) Horton playing hurt ? Inspiring !



    Agree with e everything on that list, with #3 stands out.

     
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    Doc found 50 ways to describe moving the puck.  His genius knows no bounds...

    http://nesn.com/2013/06/mike-emrick-used-50-different-words-for-pass-during-stanley-cup-final-game-2-broadcast-photo/

    Mike Emrick

     
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    That was a heck of a win to have looked so bad for almost half the game then snapping into fourm mid game just a heck of a win.

     



    If they looked so bad and only gave up one goal, how bad did they look?

     

    You sound like the guy sitting next to me at the bar last night.

    At the end of the first, he turns to me and says, "Wow, the B's look terrible. They're playing back on their heels, moving slowly, making terrible decisions with the puck.  This is bad."

    I said, "They're down by one goal.  How many times have they been shut out this post season?"

    My point?  If you think the Bruins looked "so bad for almost half the game" and the best Chicago could muster was a one goal lead, maybe you need to evalutate your own evaluation.

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    What game where you watching the Bruins played like crap for the first half of game what were the shots something like 25-6 if it wasn't for Rask could have been 5-0 easy,Bruins definetly took over in third and overtime,but man if you thoght the Bruins played well the first half of game you are blind,you Know if somebody says something negative about Bruins the world wont come to an end.

     
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    So is this thought part of or kind of what you are saying.... Goaltending is part of the team and so overall the team's play isn't so bad



    Absolutely.  If the team is playing so poorly that they are down by a single goal, how poorly is the team playing?

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    In the absence of significant luck , I agree

     
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