Boston Bruins: Patrice Bergeron finding offense at the right time

Ruben Hill
May 8, 2019

Columbus lost by a count of 4-1 Thursday night at home versus Boston as the series was evened at two games apiece.

"They break through the other night and now they're feeling good about themselves", Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "They're dominant when they're on". He usually steps up in the playoffs as Pastrnak's average of 1.17 points per game is the third-highest through 30 career playoff games in team history. The Avs were only in that game due to the excellent play of goalie Phillip Grubauer, and they will need him to play another great game tonight if they want a chance to force a Game 7.

"You said you'll be back for Game 7", he was asked. San Jose carried that momentum over into the third period and got the game-winning goal less than seven minutes into the period. In the meantime, Pastrnak has said that he is just trying to do what he can to improve and help the Boston Bruins win. After a scoreless second period, the Bruins proceeded to score twice in the third period to put it away.

Then, suddenly, it became a goal fest. Eastern with the Bruins holding a 3-2 lead. Just one game has been decided by multiple goals.

According to oddsmakers, the Bruins are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline.

Don't bet on Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallying to eliminate the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Boston Bruins (49-24-9, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Boston had a great start to the third, taking a 2-0 lead, Columbus battled back to tie it at 3, and the teams threw shot after shot at each other through Pastrnak's victor and great late chances to tie for Duchene and Cam Atkinson.

Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, scores a goal against Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72), of Russian Federation, during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Boston. Columbus is 3-1 at home this postseason and the Bruins are a respectable 3-2 on the road in the playoffs.

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