Game 2 at Tampa - Seek and Destroy

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A broken goalie skate and a disallowed goal couldn't stop the Bruins from riding the lightning to a convincing win. And what, what is this? Rick Nash scoring playoff goals?? Wait I was told he couldn't score in the playoffs. So now the second line is scoring? I mean that's not fair. It's one thing when the greatest line in the NHL is toying with you but now the second line? I was worried about SOSH nancying but maybe it's time for Tampa fans to start nancying. Speaking of Tampa,

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Make the Bolts feel the pain.

 

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I'm honestly surprised Rask hasn't been fined for that. Although, this is hockey and much crazier shit has happened. If that was the NFL, people would be calling for a suspension, but it's the NHL and it doesn't seem that crazy.
 

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Same lines as game 1:

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak
DeBrusk-Krejci-Rick Nask
Heinen-Riley Nash-Backes
Schaller-Kuraly-Acciari

Chara-McAvoy
Krug-Miller
Grzelcyk-McQuaid

Rask
 

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The more I think about this, the more I realize he could have killed somebody. Let that thing go early and it’s flying into the crowd and who knows then.

What a badass.
Let's not get crazy. It's not like he was risking a guy's life by licking them.
 

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EDIT: Saints Rest beat me to it. They did switch the two up mid-game. So I guess it's back to the lineups they started with? Kind of curious, no?
 

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Not necessarily. Cassidy thought it was needed based on the flow of the game. In an ideal world, Riley Nash is better suited for the third line.
 

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In general, I think one of their standard zone exit plans—the pass along the boards to a forward for the little kick pass toward a teammate skating up the middle—has been stymied a bit in both series by a more aggressive forecheck, which is an inevitability in pretty much any playoff series.

Probably why we've seen a lot of icings as they try to stretch things out more and limit the number of passes inside the defensive zone. When the D-men have their skating game rolling, things have been a lot easier in that regard. Always fun to think back on past editions of the Bruins who could barely get out of the zone with fewer than a dozen D to D passes per shift.
 

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Rick Nash scoring playoff goals?? Wait I was told he couldn't score in the playoffs.
I remember hearing the same thing about Marchand at the start of the playoffs. I fully expect both Rick Nash and Marchand to put points on the board again tonight. Win!!!
 

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I wonder if an early goal could take the crowd out of the game. Ian Moran on BCS noted the lack of home crowd on Saturday: “I have no clue what that rink is called (Editor’s note: Amalie Arena, Mr. Hockey ) but it was quiet. During the regular season, it’s pretty common to hear the guys on the ice communicating while the play is going on and Saturday it sounded like a Tuesday in January. It was dead. I don’t think the crowd causes wins and losses but I do think they can taunt Tuukka or Marchand. Make the Bruins think about something else for a split second, and you never know if a blunder can happen.”
 

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Let’s be consistent out there Refs. It’s all we ask. I know it’s a lot to ask, but it’s why you’re a professional ref and not in some beer league. Though the way some games have been called this offseason some of you might need to go back to that level.
 

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Watching them play Tampa I really appreciate how fast Toronto really is. The Lightning aren't a slow team, but you can tell the speed difference between them and Toronto.