Tonight's game was the low-scoring brand of hockey that we have come to expect when the Bruins and Devils meet. It took over 64 minutes for either to find the back of the net as Patrice Bergeron put home the game-winner for the Bruins with 19 seconds left in overtime.
Bergeron picked up a rebound from Mark Stuart's shot and deposited the puck into a virtually empty net to break the nil-nil tie. Martin Brodeur left a rebound sitting in front for #37 after making a save on Stuart's shot. The goal was Bergeron's 18th of the season.
Tuukka Rask only faced 21 shots, but he made some big stops when he was called upon to earn his 5th shutout of the season. At the other end of the ice, Martin Brodeur was sharp all night long, turning side 33 shots to keep his team in the game.
- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ uh what? huh? Bergy scored? The B's won?! wooo!
- The Bruins have given up points in 58 of their 76 games this year. So, if you were playing the B's this year on any given night you would have a 76.3% chance of taking points.
- I wonder if the Devils saw the latest edition of Thort's Vlog and sold some ad space on the end boards to Swedish Fish just to anger Tuukka.
- Tuukka Rask has made 1,000 saves this season.
- Zdeno Chara logged a game-high 28:17.
- Patrik Elias was given a game misconduct at the end of the game. He was seen smashing his stick after Bergeron's goal. No word on what else Elias did to earn the game misconduct.
- In case you missed the game, this is pretty much all you need to see:
- The Bruins return to action on Thursday night when they host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden.
- For more on tonight's game, check out In Lou We Trust
- It is a very tight race in the East now...
6. Philadelphia 82 pts
7. Montreal 82 pts
8. Boston 82 pts
9. Atlanta 80 pts
10. New York Rangers 78 pts