Bruins bring late-night drama, win in second OT

Patrice Bergeron was once again the hero, tipping in a Brad Marchand pass to give the B’s a 2-1 victory in the second overtime and a dominant 3-0 series lead over the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Bergeron scored 15 minutes in to the grind-it-out second extra session, all but crushing the Penguins’ hopes of hoisting the Stanley Cup this year.

Both teams seemed spent in the second OT but the first overtime was particularly fierce as Matt Cooke and Milan Lucic got into a heated tussle along the boards following a shot on goal by the Pens to start the extra session. Both received roughing minors.

Nathan Horton had a breakaway off a turnover moments later but Tomas Vokoun made his best save of the series, stuffing Horton’s attempt with his left pad. Horton also hit the post with a would-be game-winner in the extra session.

Chris Kelly was called for tripping eight and a half minutes into OT, setting up a crucial Pittsburgh power play but the Pens only got one shot on goal. Similarly, the B’s couldn’t take advantage of Brooks Orpik being put in the box minutes later for high-sticking Brad Marchand. An Evgeni Malkin delay of game set up another B’s power play with under two minutes to go in the OT but Boston couldn’t punch it in.


The Penguins had outplayed the Bruins throughout regulation, leading in most major categories. They had 39 shots on goal, compared to Boston’s 25. They had 31 hits compared to the Bruins’ 22. Most impressively for Pittsburgh, it led the faceoffs battle 37-19 through three.

Boston had a power play opportunity 12:24 into the third period as Pascal Dupuis was caught for interference on Johnny Boychuk but the suddenly steady Pens easily killed it.

Chris Kunitz finally broke through for Pittsburgh 8:51 into the second, elevating the puck past Rask after assists by Paul Martin and Dupuis. The B’s lone regulation tally came when David Krejci scored on a bank shot just 1:42 into the contest. It was Krejci’s ninth goal of the postseason and Lucic was credited with the assist.

What they’ll be saying: The Bruins continue to thrive when the pressure is sky-high. With the way they continue to step up in dramatic situations, there’s plenty of reason to now think that there could be a parade in Boston in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday night (err … Thursday morning) the Bruins got the Penguins best shot and it wasn’t good enough. Boston dealt with the whole “up 3-0″ deal the last round with the Rangers and it seems like they’re ready to close one out (dare, I say?) with a sweep … finally.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.