B’s and Canes are locked in a scoreless tie
|05.03.09 at 6:43 pm ET|
19:33: Big bomb from high slot area by Zdeno Chara that Cam Ward snatched out of the air with his glove. Erik Cole, Eric Staal and Ray Whitney are starting Game 2 together, and once again Patrice Bergeron, Mark Recchi and Chuck Kobasew are matched up against them.
18:08: Staal attempted to throw a big screen with his big body in front of an Anton Babchuk shot, and got a Chara shove for his efforts after Tim Thomas made the stop.
16:14: Great shift by Shawn Thornton, Stephane Yelle and P.J. Axelsson that produced a couple of quality scoring bids. One by Yelle on a follow-up stuff in at the post and a long bomb attempt by Dennis Wideman.
Big hand during TV timeout for Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara and Claude Julien for being named finalists for the Vezina, Norris and Jack Adams trophies after great respective regular season performances.
12:30: Little wipe-out for Cam Ward when he was trying to corral a puck behind the Hurricanes net. Didn’t lead to anything substantial from the B’s, however.
10:34: Good rush by Blake Wheeler up the right side of the ice. He pin-balled into Tim Gleason as he rushed the puck into the offensive zone, dropped Gleason to the ice and then feed Krejci for a fumbling shot attempt in the slot.
8:56: A couple of good bids by Milan Lucic at the edge of the left faceoff circle while he was battling with Niclas Wallin for the puck in front of the net.
8:31: Big missed chance by Patrice Bergeron. Chuck Kobasew wrestled the puck away from a Carolina defenseman and feed a rushing Bergeron all alone in front. Bergeron missed over the crossbar with his attempt.
8:11: Solid shoulder block of a shot by former Boston College winger Patruck Eaves from the left faceoff circle. Good action up and down the ice by both teams over the last five minutes.
5:41: Another bid in tight from Bergeron by the left post, but Ward played big and gobbled up the shot attempt.
3:19: The pounding of Eric Staal continues. Chara dumps him down the ice. Aaron Ward dumps him down the ice. Then Staal shows a little frustration by bumping Ward after the whistle in front of the Boston net. It looks as if the Z treatment is starting to get to him.
00:55: Good save by Thomas after Cole picked Chara’s pocket behind the Boston net and fed a pass off the boards to Staal on the other side. Staal wheeled around and trying to slam in a wraparound shot at the right post, but Thomas beat him to it and closed off the opening.
Hurricanes outshoot Bruins by a 13-8 margin for the period.
The B’s and Hurricanes are locked in a scoreless tie after one full period during Game 2 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
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