B’s Dominate Canes To Force Game 7 In Boston
The top-seeded Boston Bruins refused to be sucker punched out of the playoffs by the Carolina Hurricanes as Mark Recchi and company jumped on the Canes early and often on their way to a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
Boston staked an 2-0 advantage early on thanks in large part to Recchi and Steve Montador. Carolina got on the scoreboard early in the second but Marc Savards goal halfway through the second period gave Boston all the scoring it would need as Chuck Kobasew added a goal late in the second to give Claude Julien and Bruins some breathing room for the final period.
Tim Thomas made 31 stops for the B’s as Patrice Bergeron had two assists. Aaron Ward, the victim of a cheap punch by Carolina’s Scott Walker in Game 5, played 20 minutes for the Black and Gold even with a broken orbital bone.
The two teams will square off in Game 7 of the series on Thursday night at the TD Banknorth Garden to determine who will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals.