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Starts a concern for Bruins as Stanley Cup Final continues

Jun 20, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

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Both the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks have, respectively, had their share of good starts in this Stanley Cup Final, and a pair of bad ones.

And it seems the two teams have alternated good starts and bad starts from one game to the next.

On Wednesday, the Blackhawks got on the scoreboard first and ultimately went on to win Game 4 by a final of 6-5 in overtime.

Should it surprise anyone that this series is tied 2-2, as it shifts back to Chicago for Game 5 on Saturday.

But as the series continues and the final prize grows even closer on the horizon, this aspect has triggered more focus. A slow start at this juncture could be the difference between a Stanley Cup championship and being the runner-up.

“I think if there’s one thing in this series so far, they’ve definitely had the better starts. That’s an area where we keep talking about having a better start,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien, as per

“They’ve had the advantage on us in that department, and we’re working on hopefully having some better starts.

“There’s a maximum of three games left. Hopefully we get better starts in those games.”

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Jun 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Terrible writing, especially in the writing !

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Jun 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM


      • ethanmacleod1685 - Jun 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM


  2. endusersolutions2013 - Jun 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Only seems relevent for games 3 and 4. Hawks were down in the 1st and came back. Hawks owned the 1st period and start of the 2nd with a huge disparity on both SOG and BLK against, but infortunately encountered “Stonewall Rask”, scoring nothing.

  3. hockeyflow33 - Jun 20, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Be honest, how drunk were you when you wrote this?

    • comeonnowguys - Jun 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  4. ryanw822 - Jun 21, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    All b/c its an off day doesnt mean you have to write some horrible filler article about the series. Sometimes less is more. And in this case, doing nothing would have been more.

    You dont have to worry about us forgetting that the Cup Final is going on because of a 2-day break.

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