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Discuss: Bruins shut out, frustrate Pens

Jun 1, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

Well, that wasn’t pretty … unless you’re Tuukka Rask and his agent, that is.

The Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 in a game that was skin-tight for two periods before things spiraled out of control in the third period. Boston took a 1-0 series lead in Pittsburgh’s building on Saturday.

  • The Penguins have had moments when they lose their cool, with a few meltdowns in their last series against the Philadelphia Flyers being a prominent example. Does head coach Dan Bylsma need to rein everyone in more often? Is it on Sidney Crosby instead? Or is it, dare we ask, a good thing for them to blow off steam?
  • Rask got the shutout in Game 1. In related news, he’s a free agent. How much is he worth to Boston?
  • Speaking of Bruins free agents, Nathan Horton had a goal and two assists. If he leaves Boston, which team would be wisest to snatch the power forward up?
  • Is Mike Milbury right in doubting Tomas Vokoun or does he deserve a longer leash with Marc-Andre Fleury waiting in the wings?
  • David Krejci improved his league-leading playoff points total to 19 tonight. Does he deserve more consideration as an elite player?
  • This game was wide open at times, yet it didn’t necessarily benefit Pittsburgh – at least on the scoreboard. What kind of adjustments do the Penguins need to make? Is it just a matter of getting a few more bounces?
  • Are people underestimating the Bruins once more? Who takes this series in the long run?
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  1. papajack1259 - Jun 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    The goal post is the goalies best friend, this ain’t over but Pitt must play hockey….the Canucks should of swept the Bs perhaps the Pens should as well… Humble pie? Big Shot Syndrome? ….bring it on
    Malkin take your protective mask off next time you go

  2. johnnyd76 - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    First off – Congrats to the Bruins on a game well played. However, I still believe the PENS will take this series.

    Both teams did a great job – the difference: RASK.

    Here’s the thing – Pittsburgh will figure out Rask. When they do, you will see 3-4+ goals per game from the PENS. Then it will be on the defense to keep them in the game. With all due respect to the Bruins and their fans – enjoy this win. I have not posted a prediction on this series to date – with that said, I believe the PENS win in 7.

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