Friday, June 7, 2013

Bruins vs Penguins game 4 summary

Bruins players celebrate winning the Eastern Conference Finals
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: Dennis Seidenberg #44 and Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins celebrate with teammates after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on June 7, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Bruins are going to the Stanley Cup Finals! The Bruins beat the Penguins 1-0 in Game 4 tonight to sweep the Penguins and advance to the finals. The Bruins will either play the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings (right now the Blackhawks lead their series 3-1). The Penguins played better in the first and second periods but the Bruins would play better in the third period and score the only goal of the game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Bruins Adam McQuaid scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs, making it 1-0.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 26 shots he faced. Rask is now 12-4-1 with a 1.75 GAA and a .943 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 31-28 and blocked shots 19-12. The Penguins led the game in shots 26-24 and hits 33-25. The Bruins and Penguins both went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Tyler Seguin led the Bruins with 4 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 hits and 7 blocked shots.

With Gregory Campbell out for the rest of the playoffs, forward Kaspars Daugavins was in the lineup.

Bruins players have team picture taken with Prince of Wales Trophy
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: The Boston Bruins pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on June 7, 2013 in Boston, United States. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
After the Bruins win, the whole team posed with the Prince of Wales Trophy for being the Eastern Conference Finals, just as they did back in 2011, and we all know what happened back then.

Onto the next one
The Bruins have swept the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals 4-0 and will move onto the Stanley Cup Finals.

12 wins down, 4 more to bring the Cup back to Boston.

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