Blue Jackets, Bruins tied 1-1 heading to game 3

Blue Jackets, Bruins tied 1-1 heading to game 3

Blue Jackets, Bruins tied 1-1 heading to game 3

Patrice Bergeron has been a complete non-factor and Brad Marchand is becoming so frustrated, he's starting to lose his mind (again).

The Bruins did not get that kind of kill when Marchand went to the box for high-sticking at 10:49 of the second period. Will the referees turn a little more of a blind eye to penalties committed against the Bruins, or call things on Marchand a little more closely after his antics at the end of Game 3?

"Quite honestly, I didn't think", Bobrovsky said. With the Blue Jackets being a team that likes to pack it in and make you beat them with shots from the outside, the Bruins once deadly power play has become a weakness.

The Columbus Blue Jackets were awarded a penalty shot in the first period of Thursday's Game 4 against the Bruins after Boone Jenner was tripped by Brad Marchand on a short-handed breakaway. The Blue Jackets however could not handle the Bruins late surge as Charlie Coyle tied the game, and then scored the victor minutes into OT.

While the Jackets cashed in on one of their two power plays Tuesday, the Bruins essentially were limited to just one in the first period.

With the Bruins lacking any sort of presence in front of Blue Jackets' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, head coach Bruce Cassidy is inserting David Backes back into the lineup.

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"The secondary saves that he's making are very impressive". And CBJ Is up 2-1 On them I am Not Surprised anymore by the Blue Jackets Because they Are now one Of the Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup and If Columbus Plays Like they are Now I would Not Be Surprised if we See CBJ In the NHL East Finals and Possibly the Stanley Cup Finals. "Credit to him today, but overall I don't think it's going to last".

The Blue Jackets took out the NHL's best team in the first round.

This postseason, Bobrovsky - and the Blue Jackets - are changing the narrative. I don't need to give you thoughts. Columbus has one more goal than Boston at seven and only four have come when playing 5-on-5 with the Bruins. It didn't hurt that Bobrovsky was on his game, either. "There is frustration when top guys don't score". That's why they shouldn't have the review on as much as they do.

"Our game plan continues to be to get pucks there, traffic, second chances, be better on the power play".

Over/under: The total for Game 4 has finally dropped a half goal after the first three outings finished below the projected totals of 5.5. By the time Chara got his stick down and in the way of Duchene's stick, the puck was already in the net.

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