The Boston Bruins finished the regular season in the NHL well ahead of their nearest competitor. Even 17 points ahead of the Montréal Canadiens their arch enemy and winners of the Presidents trophy . So what’s been going on in the playoffs lately. Obviously Boston made it through the first round and is now in the second round against their arch rival Montréal Canadiens and are about to play game seven in a rivalry that goes back many many years.
There are lots of statistics about who wins these games.What percentage of the time Montréal wins the game if they score first. What percentage of the time the win the seventh game if they don’t score the first goal, etc.
These are the dreams of sports radio groupies that love to talk about these numbers. But what it really boils down to is how these two teams matchup and who hits the hardest and first and ultimately who scores the most goals. Right now Montréal’s goalie Price is very hot and the Bruins goalie Rask seems to have some confidence problems which could be a major problem. But all things considered the home team Bruins would have the advantage.
If this is in fact the last game of the season for the Boston Bruins on game seven against the Montréal Canadiens we will look back at this year as a failure. Even though they got the Presidents trophy. Even though they scored a record number of points and even though they won the first round we will still take off our Bruin’s shirts and put them away for golf season.