Boston, MA– The Boston Bruins have rebounded from their earlier 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in game one of the first round of post-season action, flipping the script against the Leafs and delivering a 4-1 win for the team. In classic Bruins fashion this season, the team refused to roll over and they fought back in order to tie the series at one game apiece.
With Tuukka Rask in goal again, he performed exceptionally, allowing just one goal which came halfway into the third period when the game was already out of reach by Nazem Kadri. Rask also stopped 30 shots along the way and was a key contributor to a must-win Bruins game.
On the offensive side of things, the Bruins got off to a quick start by scoring four minutes into the first period with David Backes assisting Charlie Coyle for the game's first goal. This was followed up by another first period goal by Brad Marchand, his first of the post-season, that was assisted by David Pastrnak and Torey Krug. Halfway through the second period, Danton Heien kept the onslaught going by netting an unassisted goal of his own to put the Bruins up 3-0. The game was ultimately rounded out, in terms of scoring, by Patrice Bergeron's second goal of the playoffs, which he scored on a power play and off assists from Marchand and Matt Grzelcyk.
The series now moves to Toronto with the next game coming tomorrow night at seven o'clock. It's a best of five series now and the Bruins have to do whatever it takes to win.
In less happy news, the day got off to a poor start for UMass hockey fans. The Minnesota Duluth NCAA hockey team repeated as champions of the Frozen Four, defeating the UMass Minutemen by a score of 3-0. It was still a Cinderella story for UMass since no one saw them coming this far, but unfortunately, it ended with a second place finish. All UMass fans, students, and alum are certainly proud of the way the Minutemen performed, though.