The Boston Bruins are heading back home to Boston with a commanding 3-1 series lead thanks to a monster 5-2 win in Game 4, sweeping both games in Sunrise. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT!
Despite Florida coming out hot and with desperation, it was Brad Marchand who opened the scoring on the PP. 1-0 Bruins.
With Matt Tkachuk in the box Jake DeBrusk converted on the early PP thanks to a niiiice feed(s) from Taylor Hall and Dmitry Orlov. 2-0 Bruins.
With 4 minutes left in the 2nd, Matthew Tkachuk cut the lead in half. 2-1.
Tyler Bertuzzi's tip in extended the Bruins lead to 2 once again. 3-1 Bruins.
Sam Bennett answered for Florida on the PP. 3-2.
Jake DeBrusk at the doorstep. 4-2 Bruins.
Taylor Hall undressed Sergei Bobrovsky for his 2nd of the night to make it 5-2.
FINAL: Boston 5, Florida 2
News, notes and quotes:
- No David Krejci for the second straight game and the Bruins don't expect him back for Game 5 either. On the flip side, no Anthony Duclair or Aaron Ekblad for Florida.
- Brad Marchand opened the scoring. His 3rd of the series. He's kept his composure all series long and has really stepped up without Bergeron and Krejci despite the lines being put in a blender. Really impressed with his poise.
- Tyler Bertuzzi picked up his 2nd goal of the series and added his 4th assist. Incredible pick up from Don Sweeney. He's acclimated himself really well late into the year and now in the postseason. One of Boston's best players to say the least.
- Dmitry Orlov now up to 5 assists this postseason.
- Jake DeBrusk has arrived. 2 big goals in Game 4. Saw him play more with Taylor Hall and Pavel Zacha towards the middle of the game with Marchand and Pastrnak skating with Coyle.
- 4 point night for Taylor Hall (2G, 2A) who is HAVING himself a series. My goodness.
- Jim Montgomery considered going to Jeremy Swayman today but ultimately stuck with Linus Ullmark. Ullmark made 41 of 43 saves, added an assist AND got a misconduct with 3:11 to go after trying to fight Matthew Tkachuk. Wanted all the smoke. What a game from him, he'll have some well deserved rest too with the Bruins not playing until Wednesday.
- Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 of 30 saves his postseason debut.
Game 5 slated for Wednesday night. Time to finish them. I think getting an extra day of rest will be huge and HOPEFULLY they'll be getting their Captain back. Can't let them crawl back.
It was a great day to win a hockey game.