Boston, MA– After an absolute smackdown in game one of the NHL playoffs' conference finals, during which the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-2, the team managed to pull out an even bigger blowout win in game two. The Bruins smacked the Hurricanes around from the get-go and never looked back.
In a sports day when the headlines surrounded the game sevens in the NBA playoffs, Boston had what was undoubtedly the most impressive offensive performance of the entire day. The Bruins jumped out to a big 6-0 lead by the time the third period was half over and all Carolina could do was score goals during garbage time as the Bruins came away with an astounding 6-2 victory.
Tuukka Rask allowed two goals when the game was already put away for the Bruins, but he did save 21 shots. He has been elite during the playoffs, but his skills were not as needed this time because the Bruins never gave an inch on defense and Carolina's time of possession was absolutely dwarfed.
Boston scored two goals in each period to secure the win. In the first period, it was Matt Grzelcyk and Jake DeBrusk, the latter of which scored on a power play, giving the Bruins their lead. In the second, Connor Clifton scored and Grzelcyk, on a power play, scored once again. To close it out, David Backes and Danton Heinen each scored their second goal of the post-season and showed how deep the Bruins' scoring capabilities are.
The Boston Bruins now have a commanding two games to none lead in the conference finals matchup against the Hurricanes, which is a bigger than they have had throughout the entire post-season so far. Hopefully, they will be able to hold onto it as the series shifts to the road. The third game in the series will see Boston travel to Carolina for an eight o'clock matchup tomorrow night. A win will certainly put them in the absolute driver's seat going forward, and the Bruins should be prepared to secure that victory by any means necessary.