Bruins Rise Is No Surprise

May 11th, 2010 by Brian Benesch Leave a reply »

It seems as though every year there is one team that comes out of nowhere in the NHL playoffs.  There is always that one team not equipped with any big name superstars, but merely a hot goaltender and an unprecedented will to do whatever it takes to win. 

This season that team is the Boston Bruins.  Riding the unheralded goal tending of rookie Tuukka Rask, the B’s topped the favored Buffalo Sabres in the first round and now have the Philadelphia Flyers on the brink of elimination heading into game 6. 

Boston was the lowest scoring team in the NHL this season, but the playoffs are a whole different monster.  Instead of frequent scoring, it’s more about timely scoring this time of year.  The Bruins boast no major superstars up front and have relied on cast-off Miroslav Satan and 42 year old Mark Recchi as their foremost means of offense.

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