Lucic rebound goal ties the game up at 2-2 in third period
|05.14.09 at 9:59 pm ET|
19:15: That was almost disaster for the Bruins. Joe Corvo rifled a shot from the right point that Brind’Amour got a stick on, and the puck trickled past Thomas and hit the left post and bounced out. It was swept away from the crease, but that was close.
17:22: Bad giveaway by Steve Montador in his own end. Put it right on the stick of Brind’Amour.
15:02: Bruins are getting a lot of Steve Montador and Shane Hnidy shots from the far points. The forward need to do a better job of getting in toward the net, or this game is going to go bye-bye.
13:41: Just like that the Bruins jump in front of the net and score. Marc Savard worked with puck all alone behind the net, and fired a low percentage shot from the side of the net. Lucic had come crashing on from the slot area and was waiting in front for the rebound. He lifted it up high past Ward for the tying score. Brand new hockey game.
The crowd just went absolutely berserk in a perfect storm of entertainment. The masses were singing to Shipping up to Boston while there was a split screen of Brutus Beefcake and the little kid with the Spoked B painted on his chest. It was the loudest this building has been during the playoffs, and it got the crowd fully back into the game. Wow.
A couple of frenzied offensive possessions after that for Boston, but nothing into the net.
10:54: Good save by Thomas off a Corvo blast from just inside the blueline. The Bruins are getting a little scrambly again in their own zone.
5:32: The Bruins keep pounding on the door, but haven’t put anything home. Mark Recchi had a great bid coming from behind the net and attempting to stuff it in front, but the puck popped up in midair and Ward was able to knock it away from danger.
The crowd also erupted into a spontaneous “We Want It” chant for a good minute of play during the game.
3:29: Two great saves by Thomas. One on a Whitney blast from the left faceoff circle with Erik Cole bearing down on him, and the second on a Staal wraparound. The puck dropped right by a stretched-out Thomas nad he was able to cover it up.
18.4: Good bid right at the end of regulation by Patrice Bergeron after taking the puck behind the net. Recchi got a whack at the follow attempt with Ward covering up.
07.8: Bergeron came back with another knuckler from the right faceoff circle, but Ward managed to corral it.
The Canes and Bruins are tied at 2-2 score after three full periods of play during Game 7 at the TD Banknorth Garden.