Series Lead In Stanley Cup Final CBS Boston

Final, 2 0 Bruins: That all she wrote for Game 3. The Bruins outplayed the Blackhawks for just about the entire game, and Rask was, well, Rask. Put it together, and it adds up to a 2 1 series lead for Boston.

Third period, 11.9, 2 0 Bruins: The Bruins are going to win, but not before a brawl. Chara got into it with Bickell in front of the net, and then a full on line brawl broke out. Shaw and Marchand squared up, and after they wrestled each other to the ice, Shaw delivered a very heavy left punch to Marchand, while Marchand was lying on the ice.

Third period, 1:45, 2 0 Bruins: The Bruins kill the penalty, their 26th straight, with Bergeron and Paille relentlessly working to clog any possible shooting lanes.

Third period, 4:05, 2 0 Bruins: A couple of good chances get stopped by Crawford, and now it the Blackhawks heading to the power play, as Krejci gets called for hooking to break up a potential short handed nfl jerseys It do or die time for the Blackhawks.

Third period, 6:04, 2 0 Bruins: A nightmare night for Dave Bolland continues, as he skates a familiar path to the penalty box for tripping.

Third period, 9:12, 2 0 Bruins: No shots on net, no sweat. Bruins kill off the penalty, their 25th in a row, dating back to the Rangers series.

The home crowd showed its appreciation with a rousing ovation after the penalty expired.

Third period, 12:04, 2 0 Bruins: Well, if the Blackhawks were looking for a chance, now is it. McQuaid hauled down Marcus Kruger, drawing a penalty. We see if the B can kill off their 25th straight penalty.

Third period, 12:42, 2 0 Bruins: A long wrister from Bickell is the best the Blackhawks can muster, as the Bruins are doing a dandy job of keeping the puck deep in the Chicago zone and killing clock. They need another goal for this one to be safe, but their defense has prevented too many dangerous chances from developing.

Third period, 14:48, 2 0 Bruins: Maybe the Blackhawks are saving their desperation for later? I just not seeing any indication that they competing on the same level as the Bruins. I know they capable of it, because they have done it through the first 11 periods of the series, but they getting beat right now.

Third period, 16:29, 2 0 Bruins: No power play goal for Boston, but the B are controlling play early in the third, not letting off the gas pedal.

Third period, 20:00, 2 0 Bruins: Third period under way. Sixty seconds of power play time. (It opened with another Bergeron faceoff win, making him 20 for 23).

End of second period, 2 0 Bruins: David Krejci walked along the goal line and put a shot on net just before the clock hit zeroes, but Crawford was down on the ice to keep it out of the net. The Bruins will have 60 seconds of power play time when the third begins. A goal there would just about put this one away.

Obviously, that was a nearly perfect period for the Bruins. They played hard while skating 5 on 5, and Paille no quit effort to pickpocket Bolland before the first goal gave the Bruins a lead. By driving to the net first Kelly, then Paille the Bruins drew two penalties, scoring seconds after the first one expired to double the lead.

The Bruins did indeed smarten up after taking two penalties in the first, and Rask has been good when needed. He at 18 saves through two periods, while his teammates have been credited with 13 blocked shots (Dennis Seidenberg tops among them with four.) The Blackhawks, meanwhile, have blocked just two Boston shots, despite the Bruins attempting 34 shots toward net (two have been blocked, six have missed the net).

The Bruins have also dominated at the faceoff dot, winning 69 percent of draws in this game. Bergeron, who scored the second goal, has won 19 of his 22 draws, helping to sway that number in the Bruins favor.

It not complicated for the Bruins now. Clear out the front of the net, let Rask see shots, make smart breakouts, take a 2 0 lead. Of course, against a team as talented as the Blackhawks, that always easier said than done.

Second period, 1:00, 2 0 Bruins: Another power play opportunity for Boston, this one a gift from Chicago: unsportstmanlike conduct on Dave Bolland.

Second period, 5:55, 2 0 Bruins: Patrice Bergeron got denied from the doorstep earlier in the game, but not this time. After controlling the puck off the draw, the Bruins cycled the puck to Jagr in the right corner. With Lucic occupying two white jerseys in front, and with Bolland on his way into the zone from the box, Jagr pass through traffic made its way right to Bergeron tape in front of the goal line to the left side of the net. With an open net staring him in the face, Bergeron lifted his shot over the downed Crawford. B lead 2 0.

Second period, 6:10, 1 0 Bruins: Well, the Blackhawks penalty kill was doing pretty well, until Daniel Paille broke free with a chance on net. Hjalmarsson took him out on his way to the net, drawing a tripping call and giving the Bruins 11 seconds of a two man advantage before another 1:49 of power play time.

Second period, 8:00, 1 0 Bruins: Boston going to get an opportunity on the power play here, after Chris Kelly gets cross checked from behind on his way to the net by Dave Bolland. Pretty easy call for the ref to make, and pretty huge opportunity for Boston, which entered tonight with a 16 percent success rate on the power play. The Blackhawks have killed 93.7 percent of penalties this postseason, so it won be easy.

The teams are unsurprisingly matching up pretty evenly with each other. Rask made a diving stick save to cover the post on a Stalberg wraparound attempt, which was probably Chicago best chance. Patrick Kane is no doubt kicking himself for taking far too long to fire a shot after a gorgeous feed by Seabrook, allowing Rask to set up shop and get in position to take away Kane options.

Second period, 14:50, 1 0 Bruins: Momentum is a very real thing, and the Bruins are riding it right now. The Bergeron line, with Chara and Seidenberg on the blue line, just put forth a relentless effort in the offensive zone. No goals came of it, but it not what the Blackhawks are looking for right now.

Second period, 17:47, 1 0 Bruins: The Bruins have the lead.

Tyler Seguin was robbed by Crawford, who got just enough of Seguin shot with his glove to deflect it into the corner, but Daniel Paille was there to pick pocket Dave Bolland and fire a laser high to Crawford glove save, beating him and giving the Bruins a 1 0 lead.

Safe to say that Paille Kelly Seguin line is clicking.

Second period, 20:00, 0 0: The second 20 is under way in Boston.

End of first period, 0 0: A scoreless first period is in the books in Game 3, with the Blackhawks two power plays help level out the shots (B lead 11 10) and the overall game in the latter half of the period.

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