The Bruins and Blue Jackets are determined to kill their fans.
And on that man advantage, Matt Duchene was able to kick an Artemi Panarin rebound onto his own stick and slide it through the legs of Tuukka Rask while the Bruins goaltender pushed to square up to the shooter, evening the series at a game apiece. Not to be outdone, Sergei Bobrovsky had a series of spectacular saves too, including stoning Patrice Bergeron on two strong chances. It's looking smarter and smarter for GM Jarmo Kekalainen to have kept Panarin around instead of trading him at the deadline; the Breadman became the first Blue Jackets player with four goals in a single postseason with his game-tying goal at 8:03 of the second period, an absurd shot from a seemingly impossible angle. David Krejci was a game-time call with an upper-body injury suffered in Game 1 but played and had an assist in 21:28. Never in a million years when I was watching playoff games as a kid here that I'd be in the net playing against the Blues.
Game 2 was a bit of a mixed bag as we didn't have much offense early on and the game was mostly ugly in the first period.
The Columbus Blue Jackets seemed to be just barely hanging on in Game 2 in Boston, appearing destined to fall down 0-2 in their second-round series versus the Bruins.
The goal was credited for Pastrnak, good for Pastrnak's third goal of the postseason, and first since Game 4 against Toronto.
The Columbus Blue Jackets' double-overtime win over the Boston Bruins caps off seven straight nights of overtime playoff hockey, and you won't find us complaining.
As costly as the Bruins mistakes were, they certainly had their chances to regain the lead in regulation, or win the game in overtime.
- Sean Kuraly had a monster night leading the Bruins' bottom six. Grzelcyk unloaded a slap shot from just inside the left circle that Bobrovsky only got a piece of with his trapper. The Bruins held the 1-0 lead throughout the first and second period. Forward Brad Marchand evened up the scoring two minutes later on the power play for the Bruins. The Bruins are the better team here and while you can't count out Columbus I just don't see them having enough to get it done until they get home. But pass or pinball it went in off of Pastrnak's foot to make it 2-1, 2:01 into the second.
"I think where they could've done better tonight as a group, but they're part of that group, is the power play". But for the second straight game, Bobrovsky was an absolute monster between the pipes. Coming off of a clutch 3-2 overtime victory in game one, the Bruins once again found themselves in embroiled in a nail-biting back and forth affair that showed neither team could ever truly establish a foothold over the competition.
Neymar Apologizes For Altercation With Fan Following PSG Loss
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Thiem rolls to Barcelona title
World number five Dominic Thiem won his first Barcelona Open title with a comfortable victory over Russia's Daniil Medvedev . Thiem faced little resistance in the second, using his drop shots to devastating effect to wipe out seventh seed Medvedev.