Re: I keep thinking back...
posted at 6/3/2014 4:03 PM EDT
In response to SoxFanInIL's comment:
Completely agree. Even during the periods of time when the Bruins carried the play, they looked bad on passes and shots. This happened way too early for Price to be in their heads.
Sometimes a goalie will get in a teams head and make them shoot too "fine." Thats not what happened... the B's were squeezing the sticks too tight and missed, over and over.
Actually, this is so true and so completely unacknowledged. It started against the Wings, in fact. Game one v Det.: shut out. Game two, they win but get 2 of 4 goals on the PP, and one from Justin Florek. Game 3, PPG, Caron goal, and EN goal. Game four, PPG, tie it on a goal from Lucic, win in OT on a deflection. Game 5, 2 PPG, Lucic with his third, EN goal. They won in 5 games scoring 6 ES goals, 6 PPG, 2 ENG. Of the ES goals, 4 came from the Fat Elvis combo, one from Caron and one from Florek - spare part bonus goals. That's nothing from Bergeron but an ENG, nothing from Marchand but missed nets, nothing from Smith at ES, nothing from the Swedish connection at ES, nothing from Merlot period.
But yes, tell me again how this was all about the Scabs shutting down Boston because of the great Carey Price/PK Subban/Emelin and Markov combo platter. Amazing how they were good enough to throw the Bruins off even against Detroit!