Here are Joe Haggerty’s Talking Points from the Bruins’ series-clinching 3-0 win against the Blue Jackets Monday night.
GOLD STAR: Blue Jackets forwards Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner were really mixing it up with Tuukka Rask around the Bruins net, and clearly trying to rattle the cage of the Bruins goalie. The same goes with John Tortorella saying they “dented” Rask in the third period of Game 5 headed into Monday night’s Game 6 in Columbus It clearly didn’t work as he’s made 39 saves in a playoff shutout performance where Wholesale nhl jerseys
he truly stood on his head. I guess he wasn’t dented after all, Torts. Instead Rask played extremely well as he’s done all throughout this second round series against Columbus, and he’s outplayed Sergei Bobrovsky at every turn in this series. Credit Rask for being as good as he’s ever been in the postseason for the Black and Gold and one of the big reasons they’re headed to the conference finals for the first time in six years.
BLACK EYE: It was a tough couple of days for John Tortorella. First, he was wrong about the series being headed back to Boston for a Game 7, and then he was wrong when he assumed that the Bruins had “dented” Tuukka Rask after scoring some goals against him in the third period of Game 5. Instead, the Bruins and Rask tossed a 3-0 shutout win over the Blue Jackets where they overcame an early goal getting called back by goalie interference, and ran roughshod over a raucous Columbus home crowd that was trying to push their team to victory. Instead, Rask and the Bruins completely quieted the Columbus crowd and completely shut down Tort’s prediction attempts, so now the Blue Jackets are getting their tee times ready.