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Bruins / Penguins Game 3 Recap: Midnight Madness!

Well, for the first time in the series the Penguins showed up to play tonight. And it made a real difference. Even though the Bruins managed to score early on a very crafty David Krejci play, the Penguins stayed tough and tied the game in the second period. Pittsburgh won more faceoffs tonight, spent more time in Boston’s defensive zone, and just basically played a better overall game than they have at any point in the series up until now.

The Bruins were tough too of course, and that preservation helped them as the game remained tied as regulation ended and things went into overtime. The Bruins wound up shorthanded on more than one occasion in the first OT, but made it through. Tuukka Rask deserves a lot of credit for this, as he remained strong for the Bruins all through this game and ultimately may have been the deciding factor in this one. Finally, roughly halfway through the second overtime period, Jaromir Jagr wrestled the puck free at center ice and passed it to Bergeron in the slot, who dunked it past Tomas Voukun and put the B’s up by three in the series.

It was a Hell of a contest, but Boston pulled this one out. It’s almost impossible to imagine the Penguins climbing out of a 3-0 series deficit. But that’s a problem to worry about on Friday night. Right now the Bruins are sitting pretty, and have the chance to get a long break before the Stanley Cup Finals start up in a week and a half or so. Like I said, the fourth and possibly final game is on Friday night. Be there.

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