Corvo and Cullen give the Canes a 2-0 lead
|05.03.09 at 8:37 pm ET|
17:30: A great shift by Carolina turns into their first goal. A Joe Corvo bomb from the left point with Staal drifitng in front of the net. This came directly after a quick snap shot from Staal off a short little push pass by Ray Whitney after he broke into the offensive zone.
16:01: Good takeaway from Lucic. He stripped Staal of the puck and moved it up the neutral zone and then into the offensive zone. He slipped a pass over to Phil Kessel in the high slot, but Ward was able to make the stop.
15:59: Big bomb from Dennis Wideman off the draw in the offensive zone, but Ward made the juggling catch with his glove hand.
14:36: Ryan Bayda decked Wideman behind the Boston with a huge shoulder hit. Good clean hockey hit right there.
13:50: Another good shift by the fourth line with Yelle and Thornton both getting good pressure on Ward.
13:36: First penalty of the game for these two well-mannered, disciplined hockey teams. It’s Joni Pitkanen for two minutes, but we can’t confirm whether it’s for having a woman’s first name or not.
We have confirmation. It’s for elbowing.
12:28: Great PK work by Chad LaRose. He broke up a point-to-point pass from Chara to Wideman and then beat both D-men back to the loose puck in Boston’s zone. He was stuffed in a quick short-side attempt when he tried to slip the puck inside the left post, but he flipped a pass out from to Matt Cullen in the slot. Cullen ripped away at a quick shot that Thomas didn’t have a shot at stopping.
And all of a sudden the Garden is silent.
9:17: Good cycling shift by Lucic, Savard and Kessel with a flurry of shots at the Carolina net, but nothing in the score sheet.
3:06: Great spinorama, no-look shot bid by Blake Wheeler from the right faceoff circle that was right on target, but Ward wasd there to stop it.
2:11: Holding penalty by Dennis Seidenberg when he was hanging to Lucic as he basically dragged him across the blue line. B’s PP didn’t look good the first time around.
00:48.6: Long shot by Wideman that was deflected and then just missed connecting with Mark Recchi in front of the Boston net. Recchi took a quick swipe at the pad, and then Corvo shoved him into the boards behind the net.
00:0.2: It looked like a Chad LaRose Carolina goal on a breakaway once Seidenberg jumped out of the penalty box, but the refs never called it a score. The puck bounced off the inside of the left post and landed on the goal line, and then it landed straight on the goal line. Mark Stuart swiped the puck away before it drop into the net, and the refs are currently reviewing it.
“No goal” call from the boys in stripes after a 10 minute replay delay.
The Canes have taken a 2-0 lead over the Bruins after two full periods during Game 2 at the TD Banknorth Garden.