Jun 19, 2013; Boston, IL, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) gives up the game-winning goal to Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (not pictured) during the overtime period in game four of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Harry How/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

SCF Game #5 Preview: Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks


A crazy game five, where we seen a lot of goals scored both teams will look to come back with better defensive play and/or in Chicago’s case better goaltending from Corey Crawford. This will be a pivotal game as the winner of this game will be one game  away from winning the Stanley Cup.

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Puck Drop: 8 PM

TV: CBC  RADIO 1200

BEST OF SEVEN SERIES TIED 2-2

SERIES SO FAR 

So far this series has shown us just how evenly matched these two teams are, evidence being the fact that this series is knotted up at two. Tuukka Rask has out performed his opponent so far, as Corey Crawford has not quite played up to par thus far, but the skill of the Hawks has helped him along the way. Three out of four game have needed overtime and as we approach the end of this series the games should get even better than they already are! The Bruins are hoping that the games Janathan Toews and Patrick Kane played last game won’t spark them too much as those two players are definitely game changers.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Tuukka Rask, BOS – I have mentioned over and over again that he will decide the outcome of this series and it keeps looking like that will be true.

Jonathan Toews, CHI – The Hawks captain finally scored his first goal on Wednesday night as he helped his team win game four, his goal might help get him going in this series.

TOP 3 STORYLINES FOR THE GAME

  1. Crawford – Will the Hawks netminder turn things around and help his team stay in the game? The Bruins have exploited his glove side, scoring 10 of 12 goals in that area.
  2. Same game – Will be interesting to see if both teams will dial it down a little and not put so much pressure on trying to score 6 goals to win the game. I say they turn down the heat a little and bring up the defense. Which means we may see a slightly lower scoring game with potential for yet another overtime.
  3. Rask – The Bruins goaltender usually doesn’t allow this many goals and if history prevails, we will probably see him play an amazing game and may see a shutout. In the past that was usually the outcome after he was beaten so many times.

PARTING SHOT

As mentioned above this will be  a big game for both clubs as this will bring a team to one win away from the Stanley Cup, which means we may see them come out of the gate a little slow, seeing as no one will want to make the first mistake. This should be a very exciting game and a game and a great time to be a fan!

Enjoy the game!

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