The Boston Bruins felt almost reborn after Monday’s win against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals. The victory was beyond doubt a team effort for the Bruins but it’ll be up to them to create another big time effort in Game 4 to walk away with the series tier. Odds.
The Boston Bruins increased their intensity on the ice right after medical personnel wheeled Nathan Horton out of the hushed arena through the Zamboni tunnel. Horton suffered a cheap shot from Vancouver’s Aaron Rome causing the Boston skater to leave the game with his neck fixed in a brace after the powerful hit.
Horton’s teammates required a few minutes to clear their minds after such a frightening injury. When they finally cleared their minds, they created an offensive tornado that got them right back in this series. Scores.
Andrew Ference and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist during Boston’s four-goal second period, goalie Tim Thomas made 40 saves, and the Bruins destroyed the Canucks 8-1 in Game 3, cutting Vancouver’s series lead to 2-1.
The critical play was obviously Horton’s injury. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher 5 minutes into the game, rendered senseless by Rome’s check in the neutral zone. The Bruins hit back after Aaron Rome leveled Nathan Horton and finally got on the board in this series. The foul play boosted up Brad Marchard who contributed with one goal and one assist for his team while Mark Recchi stepped up to score twice for the underdog Bruins. Las Vegas odds.
Game 4 is Wednesday in Boston.
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