Game 4: Bruins v. NYR (23/05/13), Bruins with 3-0 Series Lead

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    Game 4: Bruins v. NYR (23/05/13), Bruins with 3-0 Series Lead

    Big story: Only three teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have come back to win a seven-game series after losing the first three games. Ironically, the Boston Bruins are the last team to blow a 3-0 lead and lose in Game 7. That happened three years ago, when the Philadelphia Flyers made history in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
     
    The New York Rangers will try to embark on a similar historic run starting Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, but the Bruins insist they have learned from their mistakes, including those they made in the conference quarterfinals, when they nearly blew a 3-1 lead to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Team Scope:

    Bruins
    : Tuukka Rask wouldn't say Game 3 was an easy one for a goalie, but he did call the Bruins' defensive effort in their 2-1 win the best he's seen in a long time.
     
    "I thought that they didn't have really awesome scoring chances, maybe three or four, I'd say," Rask said after making 23 saves. "You get those shots from the point, we're usually blocking those or I have a good chance of saving them. We didn't have any defensive breakdowns. We didn't let any breakaways or too many 2-on-1s, stuff like that."
     
    The Bruins won by a goal despite not being awarded a single power play, similar to Washington in Game 6 of the conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers have been awarded the last 11 power plays in playoff games at the Garden, but the Bruins are not at all concerned about that.
     
    "In the playoffs, you can't complain," Patrice Bergeron said. "We're a good 5-on-5 team, so we're fine with that."
     
    Rangers: Not only are the Rangers in an 0-3 hole, they may have to try to climb out of it without one of their key defensemen. Anton Stralman was hurt late in the second period of Game 3 when Milan Lucic crunched him into the end boards in the defensive zone. Stralman sat out the entire third period and did not participate in the Rangers' optional practice Wednesday in Greenburgh, N.Y.
     
    Stralman is averaging more than 21 minutes of ice time per game in the playoffs. He was paired with Ryan McDonagh in Games 1 and 2 and was with Michael Del Zotto in Game 3.
     
    If Stralman can't play, coach John Tortorella may have to choose between Matt Gilroy and Roman Hamrlik. However, Marc Staal (eye) has been skating and could potentially get back in if his vision is OK. Staal played in Game 3 against the Washington Capitals, but hasn't played since.
     
    "He's been huge in this series," McDonagh said of Stralman. "We don't know what's going to happen [Thursday] yet. He's working hard to give himself the best chance to play, and we'll see what happens. He's such a mobile skater, and that's huge for a defenseman. He's able to get a step on a guy and create some space and find a passing lane to get it up to our forwards. He's been exceptional in the playoffs, and we really hope he's back."
     
    Perhaps the Rangers will get some good news Thursday because forward Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since Game 5 against the Capitals. Clowe did not speak to the media.
     
    Who's hot: Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk has goals in back-to-back games and four in 10 games during the playoffs. He is the first Bruins' defenseman to score four goals in the first 10 games of a playoff year since Ray Bourque did it in 1991. Boychuk had one goal in 44 games during the regular season.
     
    Injury report: The Rangers have been without Staal (eye), Clowe (undisclosed) and Darroll Powe (undisclosed). All three skated Wednesday. … The Bruins are depleted on the blue line by the injuries to Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference. Seidenberg is skating, but Ference is still off the ice.

     

    Boychuk and Bourque in the same sentence, who would have ever thought?

     
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    Let's go Bruins, let's finish it tonight w/ a sweep! 

     
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    Looks like old friend (and Hab alumni) Hamrlik will play in place of the recently smooshed Stralman.....

     
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    Gotta end it.  Lots of rest and no more injuries like what happened bc of a 7 gm series.   Funny the mood in here since that series.  Much more positive.   gooooooo bruins. 

     
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    Easy to be positive when the team has won 4 straight games......

     
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    Starting early today, eh?

     
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    In response to asmaha's comment:

    Starting early today, eh?




    Never too early for that first beer......oh wait?

     
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    Rangers will come out hard ... Bruins will grab the lead and never look back. This rangers team will give it all up in the first.

    Bruins 5 Rangers 1

     
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    Rags should come out strong but as long as the Bs and Tuukka weather the storm, should be another W and some much needed rest.

    Torts final press conference as a Rangers coach should be interesting.

     
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    BRUINS IN FOUR!!!!

     
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    My only question is whether or not the Rangers forecheck will show up.

     
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    Pucks to the net, pucks to the net, pucks to the net...

     
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    Time to put the Rangers away tonight. I also heard Brad Richards is a healthy scratch or they are considering it. He has been told he is not playing. How much does he make a year? I am going to google it. GO BRUINS    Lol

     
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    In response to jmwalters's comment:

    In response to asmaha's comment:

     

    Starting early today, eh?

     




    Never too early for that first beer......oh wait?

     



    bottle or can JMW

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    BRUINS IN FOUR!!!!




    You better be right NAS

     
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    In response to shuperman's comment:

    Gotta end it.  Lots of rest and no more injuries like what happened bc of a 7 gm series.   Funny the mood in here since that series.  Much more positive.   gooooooo bruins. 




    I can not lie myself included.  Just go with the flow Shupe.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

    My only question is whether or not the Rangers forecheck will show up.


     

    I am expecting the Rangers best game tonight, do not think they will go down easy. The bruins will have to come out in play a strong game.  Try to get a lead and watch the rangers press and then the bruins can capitalize on their mistakes.

     
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    Richards scratched.  Unreal.  Torts is toast at the end of the week.  Just play nash with him.  This is just stupid.  

     
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    In response to stinkman's comment:

     

     bottle or can JMW

     



    Bottle....just tastes better....

     
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    In response to shuperman's comment:

    Richards scratched.  Unreal.  Torts is toast at the end of the week.  Just play nash with him.  This is just stupid.  




    As posted on TSN:

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=423824

    One of Richards or Torts is finished witht his team....I wonder which one.

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:

    In response to shuperman's comment:

     

    Richards scratched.  Unreal.  Torts is toast at the end of the week.  Just play nash with him.  This is just stupid.  

     




    As posted on TSN:

     

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=423824

    One of Richards or Torts is finished witht his team....I wonder which one.



    Im saying torts.  You cant have a team like that and treat it like an expansion team.  I wont be shocked if both are gone.  Kreider, Richards, Nash are guys who can play.  Torts is crippling that bunch.  Hes the new iron mike.   Same approach and the game is passing him by.  

     
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    A GM's job is to get the players - the coach's job is to use those players in the most effective way possible. Torts is a massive failure at that.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

    A GM's job is to get the players - the coach's job is to use those players in the most effective way possible. Torts is a massive failure at that.



    Short and to the pt.  correct.  

     
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    So, who will replace him: Ruff or Vigneault? lol.

     

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