Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/07/14 at 06:37 PM ET
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
The Bruins have dominated much of this series. They’re outshooting the Habs 114-87; they’ve had 76 additional pucks blocked with 38 having missed the target, compared to the 48 and 30 by Montreal. The Bruins hold a 54-46 per cent edge on faceoffs and they’ve been lethal in the third period, having scored eight of their 10 goals, one into an empty net, in the final frame.
But goalie Carey Price, with a .912 save percentage, has largely outplayed Rask, who’s at .874. Lars Eller has come alive in a big way with a goal and two assists and big plays all over the ice. The Habs’ Tomas Plekanec has a goal and two assists, while countryman David Krejci, with an assist, has been almost invisible for Boston.
Forward Dale Weise and defenceman Mike Weaver? Two inspired late-season acquisitions by Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin.
And then there’s Subban, who has pretty much grabbed this series by the scruff of the neck and given it a good shake.
The larger-than-life defenceman has three goals and three assists vs. the Bruins, another five assists to show for the Habs’ four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.
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