Final: Bruins 1, Devils 0

OVERTIME

Bruins win it, 1-0, with 18.3 seconds to go in OT. Bergeron gets goal. Stuart fires off wrister from above right wing faceoff circle, hoping for a Recchi tip at top of crease. Puck ricochets left of slot and Bergeron makes deposit on left side.

1:45 remaining….angling toward a shootout finish.

Play underway, 4-on-4.

THIRD PERIOD

Headed to OT. Tied, 0-0, end of regulation. Bruins to leave Rock with at least one point.

17:06 — Elias trips Bergeron. Big PP chance for Bruins.

With 6:09 to go, still no score.

10:15 — Parise whistled off for interference. Makeup call for chintzy penalty whistled on Hunwick.

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9:51 — Hunwick charged with delay of game, swatting puck over glass while in a racee with Zurbrus.

Strong PK for Bruins. Clear puck four times while shorthanded.

7:03 — First penalty of evening. Chara sent off for minor.

Good stop in opening minute by Brodeur, snuffing out Ryder’s attempt near right post.

Action underway. Still no penalties on the night.

Through two periods, Bruins with slight edge at faceoff dot, winning 11 of 20 drops.

Bruins enter third period with 22-11 shot lead. Boston took 36 shots overall in first two periods, missing with six, and getting eight blocked. Devils squeezed off 22, including four misses and seven blocked.

Boston also with significant lead in hits, 15-8.
SECOND PERIOD

Second period sizzle complete. Nil-nil. Bruins ahead on shots, 22-11. Style points even (0-0). Folks in Winnipeg, if they are watching, might reconsider desire to bring back NHL.

As a kid, I would rush to Garden with my earnings ($1.65 per hour) from Bowen’s Toyland and pay scalpers the going rate to see B’s games. Would return home talking about the great goals, tremendous fights, big saves. This is a game that would have me speechless. With 4:24 go in period, still…no….score.

When possible, Devs coach Jacque Lemaire steers Kovalchuk-Elias-Zharkov trio away from Chara-Seidenberg combo. Lemaire’s eyes light up when he sees Wideman-Stuart duo.

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Halfway through period, still no score. Bruins have yieleded only one shot to the Devs this period. Boston, 17-7. Not a game that even NHL Network could hype to the ”interesting” level.

Very quiet night thus far. Wtih 4:53, Ryder shovels short forehander near right post, handled easily by Broduer. Still no score. B’s wth 15-7 shot lead.

Underway here in Period Deux.

FIRST PERIOD

Quick period. No score after 20:00. No penalites. Not much in the way of noteable contact. Boston with 13-6 shot advantage.

11:21 — Brodeur uses paddle to collect loose puck in crease before Sturm can swat it home. No score. Bruins with 9-3 shot advantage.

No score with 8:11 gone. Bruins with 6-3 shot edge. Decent job of keeping the puck at the ”right” end of the rink.

Standard lines for Bruins:

Sturm-Bergeron-Recchi
Wheeler-Krejci-Ryder
Lucic-Sobotka-Satan
Paille-Begin-Thorton

And ‘D’ pairings

Chara-Seidenberg
Stuart-Wideman
Hunwick-Boychuk

Rask opposing Brodeur

Devils-Bruins underway here at the Rock.

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