I was there last night, and boy was I lucky. Best game I have ever been to. The Garden was rocking from the Krejci goal on.
Tuukka Rask is the real deal. I thought he could go Carey Price on us, but he is so composed in net and nothing rattles him. He makes hard saves look easy. Put a S on his chest, because he looked like superman stuffing Mike Grier in the 3rd. Ryan Miller was equally up to the task, making ungodly saves on Miro the hero and Bergeron in OT.
The Bruins looked flat for most of the game, only looking good from about the beginning to the 3rd until Bergeron scored. Buffalo was killing them after the Bergy goal, but they got into OT. Blake Wheeler could have ended it on a SH breakaway, but shot it and Miller stoned him. Satan had the entire net after a rebound on a Hunwick wrister, but Miller swiped the glove hand and snagged the win away.
After Lucic’s chest breaking slap shot, the Bruins were on the other side of a too many men on the ice penalty. Michael “don’t call me Ovechkin” Ryder skated end to end, and fed a beautiful pass to Satan. Satan could have tried and ripped a wrister, but he out waited Miller and slid the puck between Miller, Sturm and the Sabres D into the back of the net. Victory. The Garden erupted and the crowd went wild. Fittingly, Tuukka Rask got the assist.
This had to be one of the best games since maybe the Game 6 Montreal game two years ago, and this may have topped it. It’s unfortunate the B’s have not been successful since the late 80s, early 90s, because this city is a hockey town. The future is bright, with Hall/Seguin coming and Rask in net. Nothing beats playoff hockey.