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Emotions For Game 7

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

In three straight games, the Bruins have blown tires in their attempts to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Tonight, they are down to their last spare.

With one more loss to the Flyers, the Bruins not only will have their season come to a close, they will also enter the NHL record book as only the third team to gag up a 3-0 lead and lose a playoff series. It is company they have no desire to join.

“It’s going to be a big game, probably for most of us, the biggest game of our careers,’’ said Zdeno Chara. “We just have to enjoy it.

“Everybody’s different. Everybody’s treating it differently. Some guys get nervous. Some guys are very excited to be in that position. Everybody’s feeling different.’’


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Evening Line

Now comes this Game 7 date with infamy. Or, from a Philly standpoint, this Game 7 date with immortality.

Given the respective seasons of these teams, don’t be surprised if the final result is more about a team figuring out how to lose it, rather than win it.

-Damien Cox of the Toronto Star discussing game 7, Boston/Philadelphia.  More from Damien.

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Do The Flyers Have One More Win In Them?

from Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

This Thursday, the Flyers wake up needing to win a single hockey game to host the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals. They have done the hard part, scratching their way back to tie this series even as their injury list has grown with every game. In the last two elimination games, they have outscored the Boston Bruins, 6-1.

Now comes Game 7. Friday night. In Boston. Winner goes to the Final Four.

“Now both teams have their backs against the wall,” Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger said. “It’s a dangerous position to be in, both for us and them. They’re going to come out with everything they’ve got. It’s do or die for them now in Game 7 in their building.”


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Flyers Win Third Game In A Row - Force Game 7 In Boston

Well, another game 7 on Friday in Boston.

Flyers have all the momentum now after winning their third game in a row after starting the series down 0-3.

Can Boston find enough offense on Friday to defeat the Flyers?

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What Boston Team Will Show Up Tonight?

from Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe,

And so here we are, on the cusp of Game 6, and we haven’t the slightest clue of what to expect from the Bruins. More than seven months into this season, the Bruins have been good, bad and everywhere in between. Most of all, they have been entirely unpredictable.

Much of that explains why this hockey season in Boston has been positively compelling, of course, because let’s face it: predictable is boring. Instability results in so much more drama. The 2009-10 Bruins have lost 10 in a row during the regular season and won 7 of 8 during the playoffs, the more recent stretch ending with the Game 4 overtime loss to Flyers last weekend at the Wachovia Center. At the time, most of us regarded that game as nothing more than a hiccup from a Bruins team that had rediscovered its potential and seemed destined for its first trip to the conference finals in 18 years.

But now? Now we can’t be so sure.


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Bruins Need A Win

from Dan Shaunghessy of the Boston Globe,

You know that Kate Smith will be on the Jumbotron (nice symmetry there) tomorrow night. Bobby Clarke will be grinning and gooning around the rink, and the knuckleheads of Philadelphia will bring all kinds of signage urging the Bruins to choke.

Six days ago the Bruins beat the Flyers in Philly, 4-1, to take a 3-0 series lead. We all figured the Flyers would roll over at home in Game 4. It was inevitable. But the Sons of Dave “The Hammer’’ Schultz did not quit. They won last Friday night, in overtime, after surrendering an excruciating goal in the final seconds of the third period. Simon Gagne’s overtime goal has a chance to be Philadelphia’s answer to the Dave Roberts stolen base.

The Bruins looked tired last night. They are not the same team without David Krejci. And Boston’s gold-plated invitation to the conference finals — the Hub’s first since 1992 — is in jeopardy. The Flyers need only to win at home to bring this thing to a seventh and deciding game Friday night at the Garden.


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Savard Not Happy With Richards Hit Tonight

from Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog,

...Marc Savard also took exception with a Mike Richards hit with 5:26 left in regulation.

The hit was a bit from behind and sent Savard into the side wall in the attacking zone. Savard got up and went after Richards to earn a roughing penalty. There was no call on the initial hit.

“I just got fired up. I got one the other night in Philly from behind [which was called boarding against Darroll Powe], and then I was facing the glass again in the same situation and then I look back at [David] Booth, [David] Krejci, those guys … I mean, enough’s enough. I mean, I don’t know. That’s all,” said Savard after the loss, which sends the series back to Philly for Game 6 Wednesday night.

read on

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Flyers Making It A Series

Philadelphia defeated Boston 4-0 tonight to force a game 6 in Philly.

Flyers also lost Brian Boucher to an apparent knee injury which you can watch below.

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Bruins Top Nielsen Ratings In Boston Against Other Local Teams Last Friday

The Bruins averaged a 8.3 local rating on VERSUS, the Red Sox a 6.3 local rating on NESN and the Celtics a 4.1 local rating on ESPN.

In terms of households, the Bruin game delivered 200,000 households, the Red Sox game 153,000 households and the Celtic game 99,000 households.

In terms of total viewers, the Bruins easily beat both of the other local teams averaging 328,000 viewers (Red Sox had 223,000 and Celtics had 142,000 viewers).

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Presenting The Bobby Orr Statue

The statue of Bobby Orr is outside the TD Garden.

Bobby says thanks and the 2nd video is a close-up of the statue.

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