Everyone loves a good close double overtime playoff game. Except for the fans of the losing team that is.
The Pittsburgh Penguins put up a good fight in Game 3, putting 54 shots on goal versus the Bruins’ 40. Evgeni Malkin led the Penguins with 10 shots on goal, and Kunitz had the Penguins’ lone goal in the game.
Though the Penguins played better, the Bruins kept playing to bring the game end-to-end during the two overtimes. Tomas Vokoun had 38 saves before letting in the winner from Bergeron. Tuukka Rask also had an amazing night, saving 53 shots. Both goalies had some clutch saves in the overtimes that saved their team.
The real highlight of the game though, was obviously on the game winning goal. It was started when Jaromir Jagr fought for the puck hard in the neutral zone, and brought the puck just past the blue line, where Marchand received it. Brad Marchand then made a beautiful pass to Patrice Bergeron, who was coming down the middle, who redirected it past Tomas Vokoun for the score.
The Penguins may have played better this game, but the Bruins still found a way to outmatch them. It’s now 3-0 in the series, and Boston is looking for a repeat of 2011.