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Evening Line Video- Justin Williams After Today’s 6-2 Loss To Boston

"You got to eat a poop sandwich..."

 

 

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The Boston Bruins Take A 2-0 Lead Over The Carolina Hurricanes

from Kevin Allen of SA TODAY,

After the Boston Bruins downed the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final, Carolina coach Rod Brind'amour accurately pointed out that the game wasn’t as one-sided as the score indicated.

He could not make the same claim about Boston’s 6-2 win against the Hurricanes in Game 2.

This game was worse than the score indicated because it exposed how much the Hurricanes have to raise their game to be able to compete with the Bruins.

The Bruins are simply too deep and goalie Tuukka Rask is too sharp for the Hurricanes right now. The Bruins have now won five playoff games in a row, dating back to the Columbus Blue Jackets series.

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Video- Brad Marchand Doing What He Does

Bruins up 4-0 after two periods.

Boston did score while Williams was in the box.

 

 

added 5:01pm, Boston writer with a comment below.

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Are You Rooting For…

from Jesse Pollock of BarDown,

After a couple of thrilling Game sevens and one of the most unforeseeable sweeps in years, hockey fans are left to cheer for four remaining teams: the Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks. Two of the teams have lifted the cup within the last 15 years while the other two are still in search of their first hoist. For hockey fans north of the border, your teams are out and if you haven’t already, it’s time to hop onto another team’s bandwagon. With that in mind, here's a reason why you should, and shouldn’t cheer for a team to help you with you decision.

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Why you should: Joe Thornton

Let’s get started off with the easy one, shall we? If you’re a hockey fan with a pulse then a part of you obviously wants to see Jumbo Joe Thornton lift his first Stanley Cup. The 39-year-old came close in 2016 after losing 4-2 in the Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins but with Crosby out of the playoffs and the door never more wide open, could this be the year he finally gets his ring?

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Video- The Calls Against Dougie Hamilton Last Night

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Take a look at both questionable penalty calls against Carolina Hurricanes d-man Dougie Hamilton in Game 1 against the Boston Bruins.

 

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Petr Mrazek Returns In Loss To The Boston Bruins

from Shawn P. Roarke of NHL.com,

Petr Mrazek's joy at making a return from injury for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final was short-lived.

"I wish I could have won that game," the Carolina Hurricanes goalie said after a 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Thursday.

Mrazek made 23 saves in his first game since April 28, when he sustained a lower-body injury during the second period of Game 2 of the second round against the New York Islanders.

The Hurricanes did not announce who would be the starter until minutes before the game, when Mrazek led the team out for warmup. Curtis McElhinney, who finished the game in which McElhinney was injured, making 17 saves in a 2-1 win, started and won Game 3 and Game 4 (each 5-2) to sweep the best-of-7 series.

"I don't think it was difficult to come back," Mrazek said. "It was [10 days] to be out, so it wasn't a longer period. I felt good right away and couldn't complain."

At the time of the injury, Mrazek thought his absence could have been longer.

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Power Play Propels Boston To A Game 1 Win Over Carolina

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

There was a moment early in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final on Thursday where a defiant Dougie Hamilton went face-to-face with Zdeno Chara during a scrum. He didn’t flinch or back away.

"Just a hockey play, I think," said Hamilton. "An old friend."

It seemed to say a lot about where we’re at to begin this best-of-seven series. You had Hamilton, the former Boston Bruins defenceman of the future, looking fear directly in the eye — a nice proxy for his Carolina Hurricanes coming into TD Garden and trying to hold their nerve while keeping company among the NHL’s Final Four.

They were each left with some regrets after a disastrous six-minute stretch in the third period derailed an otherwise encouraging night. It saw Carolina take three penalties — two by Hamilton — and the fans derisively chant "Dougie! Dougie!" while the Bruins instantly flipped a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead on their way to taking Game 1.

"Well, I just watched both of them and I didn’t agree with either," Hamilton said of his penalties. "Not much else to say. The game’s over now and there’s nothing you can do about it."

The calls were certainly debatable. There seemed to be a never-ending discussion involving referees Marc Joannette and Dan O’Rourke during stoppages in this uneven opener, with Patrice Bergeron and Chara often pleading a case for the Bruins, and Justin Williams cross-examining on behalf of Carolina.

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Below, watch the highlights of Boston 5-2 win.

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Video- “The Bunch Of Jerks”

via Sportsnet,

The Hurricanes explain in their own words why they started the Storm Surge celebrations, the fun the foster with the fans, and their reaction to Don Cherry’s criticism.

 

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Open Post- Game 1 Of The Eastern Conference Final

The Boston Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes.

TV broadcast team in the US- Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Brian Boucher

In Canada- play-by-play: Jim Hughson; game analyst: Craig Simpson; reporter: Kyle Bukauskas

 

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Your Stanley Cup Conference Finals Schedule

NEW YORK (May 8, 2019) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and television information for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals. The Eastern Conference Final features the Carolina Hurricanes against the Boston Bruins and begins Thursday, May 9, in Boston. The Western Conference Final features the St. Louis Blues against the San Jose Sharks and begins Saturday, May 11, in San Jose.

NBC Sports Group in the U.S. and Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada will provide exclusive national television coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals. All times listed are ET and subject to change.

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