In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
"The Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans have seen this movie before. So, it appears, did the Boston Bruins. And it’s not a happy ending for the Penguins. A little more than a year ago, the Penguins’ cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, knocked them out of the first round of the NHL playoffs by subjecting Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company to a physical assault to cope with their speed. The result was a Flyers win in six games.
The Bruins employed the same tactics in the Eastern Conference final opener Saturday night at the Consol Energy Center, weathered a first-half storm and came away with a 3-0 win to the shock of 18,628 Penguins fans. The Penguins lost their cool at the end of the second period as Malkin got into a fight and afterwards Crosby complained referees Brad Watson and Chris Rooney let the Bruins get away with too much of the rough stuff."
The Bruins just need to stay on point!
Can someone please tell me how the Bruins employed the same tactics and got away with too much of the rough stuff. The way that I saw the game, the Penguins did the same thing that Vancouver did to start the series. They keep hearing in the media that the Bruins are Big & Bad, and they wanted to prove their manhood. The Penguins were the aggressors. First hit of the game was Letang running Marchand, at the time, I said awesome, just what I want to see. But as the media continues to run with the Big Bad Bruins, the Pens outhit the B's 34 to 19. Furthermore, the media likes to declare that the Bruins are so less skilled than the Pens, yet they outshot them 30 to 29, and dominated them in the faceoff dot 32 to 16, not to mention the skill of the goaltenders is not close right now. Oh yeah, and some no-talent, most under rated player in the NHL, continues to lead the NHL in playoff points!