With the Bruins knowing the Hawks bring speed to the ice frustrating them in game 3 is a smart move.
Back at TD Garden with the Bruins fans behind them Boston are likely to keep winning that physical battle that LA failed to draw the Hawks into.
Only time will tell but if I was a betting man it would have to be Boston to take the momentum into game 4 and take a 3-1 series lead.
BOSTON (CBS) — Hate has found its way into the Stanley Cup Final.
After nearly three full games (13 periods), the Bruins and Blackhawks got past their pleasantries and engaged in a full-on brawl in the waning seconds of Game 3.
With roughly 20 seconds to go and the Bruins leading 2-0, Zdeno Chara dumped Bryan Bickell to the ice on front of the Boston net. Bickell tugged on Chara’s jersey and then cross-checked the much taller defenseman in the side.
Had the cross-check come in the middle of the game, Chara no doubt would have let it go without responding. Such is the price one pays while protecting the front of the net. However, with the game in hand, Chara decided to send a message to the Blackhawks that if they want to camp out in front of the net, they’re going to have to pay a price.
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