The Hurricanes are a younger and thrilling staff that arent a simple opponent for spherical one of many NHL playoffs. They’ve deafened a lot of the playoff buzz that often fills Boston.
Getting beat up like this can be a feeling that we’re not used to. We technically aren’t the oldest staff within the playoffs this yr, nevertheless it certain feels prefer it. Each the Bruins and the LA Kings are driving the identical boat. Two skilled groups making an attempt to win one final cup earlier than it’s all stated and achieved.
One factor this sequence has achieved is confirmed one massive debate over the past couple of years. How good was/is Tuukka Rask? It has develop into apparent to me that he was our greatest participant. He by no means obtained the credit score he deserved. He was consistently making unbelievable saves that stored us in video games. For a fast reminder, he’s each a Vezina and Jennings Trophy winner.
If Tuukka had been nonetheless taking part in I feel we’d be in a greater place proper now. To not discredit Marchy or Bergy. These two Bruins are going to go down within the NHL historical past books. Actually, I consider all three of them should be within the Corridor of Fame. I feel most Bruins followers would agree with me. Bergeron is a no brainer, Marchy is on the cusp, and Tuukka is lurking within the background. When this period of Bruins hockey is over I feel it will likely be extra clear. Though it has not been the whole lot we all know it might’ve been, we nonetheless have a championship to play for.
This has been one of many extra brutal playoff sequence in recent times. If we are able to discover a option to beat the Hurricanes in 7, I feel we will information simpler in spherical two. The momentum has been with Carolina your complete sequence till now. The Bruins want to come back out quick and defend with all of their hearts tomorrow night time.
Hopefully, we are able to offset the emotions of unhappiness linked to a B’s playoff exit and make a run with our historic captains. I’ll proceed to Believe in Boston.