Bruins Dominating Penguins
Bruins-Penguins had the most intrigue of any Stanley Cup playoff series for the simple reason that the two teams play completely different styles. Boston plays tough and with depth and scores big goals at big times. Pittsburgh scores all the time and flies up and down the ice, the total finesse team that relies on superstar players.
And so two games of the Eastern Conference Finals have been played and so far it hasn’t been close. Boston is running away with it, up 2-0 after a 6-1 whitewash of the opposition during Game 2 in Pittsburgh. The Bruins are making the Pens look uncomfortable, which is what they do best. They are winning battles and controlling the puck and the middle of the ice. The Bruins haven’t turned the puck over. The Pens have. And the goaltending is one-sided in the B’s favor. Tuukka Rask is looking more like Tim Thomas in 2011 by the game.
Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said that he feels his team can respond. But the Pens go to Boston, one of the toughest places to play in hockey, down 0-2 and looking like a completely different team than they did before this series.
That is what Boston does. It makes a team look far worse than it did just days before. The question now becomes, Can the Penguins even win a game?
By: Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.