Thursday, June 6, 2013

Bruins vs Penguins game 3 summary

Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand celebrate the overtime winning goal scored by Bergeron
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5 : Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins celebrates with Brad Marchand #63 and Zdeno Chara #33 after scoring in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on June 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Penguins came to play in Game 3 as this was the best they looked during the entire series but the Bruins took over the game in overtime. The Bruins would win Game 3 with Patrice Bergeron scoring the game winning goal after a great effort by Jaromir Jagr and pass from Brad Marchand as Bergeron would tip the puck in the net past Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun. Game 4 is on Friday and the Bruins can end this series then with a win.

The only bad news about this win was that Bruins Gregory Campbell was injured when he blocked a shot in the second period. There is a report out now that Campbell has a broken leg and will be out for the rest of the playoffs.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 9th goal of the playoffs, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Penguins Chris Kunitz scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

In the first overtime, no scoring happened.

In the second overtime, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, winning Game 3 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 38 saves on 40 shots. Rask is now 11-4-1 with a 1.85 GAA and a .940 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 25-24. The Penguins led the game in shots 54-40, hits 46-34, faceoff wins 51-38. The Bruins went 0-for-5 on the power-play while the Penguins went 0-for-6.

Brad Marchand and Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 6 shots apiece. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 8 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 6 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins now lead the series 3-0 and Game 4 is on Friday at 8pm ET in Boston.

11 wins down, 5 more to bring the Cup back to Boston.

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