posted at 6/18/2013 3:37 PM EDT
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
Perhaps, but with two lengthy overtime games, it is hard to stay that things aren't close. And Chicago needs to improve things like their powerplay and shooting, not having Carcillo running around taking penalties. I couldn't believe how badly Kane missed the net on an open chance from the slot last night and how the Chicago PP can't generate better chances. I know a lot of this is Rask forcing them to try to pick the corners and the B's playing inspired penalty kills, but Carcillo isn't gonna fix what ails them. They need Toews and Kane to raise their game. Sharp too.
They're behind by one game and they still look pretty darn good to me. I don't think it is time for Chicago to expect a 4th line thug to come in and turn things around for them. If they win, it'll be from their talent, not their belligerence.
I actually think Sharp has been one of the best players in this series. Every time he is about to shoot, something drips down my leg.
On another note, someone above criticized Shaw for not doing his usual agitating antics. It's hard to do stuff like that when they put Thornton in the box for merely putting his hand in someone's face, thus putting a stranglehold on any sort of nonsense. After that call, there wasn't anything that resembled a scrum until there were 10 seconds left in the game.
Chicago doesn't need to change anything up, really. Carcillo is useless for them. It would just "poke the bear" and cause problems.
The Bruins need to continue to take it to Chicago physically, and Tuukka needs to continue to play lights out. If Tuukka continues on his other-worldly run, the B's can end this in 5.