'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A win for the Bruins would have been an uplifting end to the city's emotional return to major sports after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Braden Holtby’s Superman cape disappeared Monday night behind a swarm of Boston Bruins who made it their mission to make his life miserable.
You get the sense every game in this Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins series is going to be like the first three. The pattern has been established – as it so often is in the playoffs. Let's face it, there isn't much that separates these teams, the second and seventh seeds in the Eastern Conference.
Cam Ward made 36 saves and the Carolina Hurricanes got their offense going in a 4-0 preseason victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.
This is a whole different series now.
And the gloves are off.
There goes the shutout.
Shortly after the Boston Bruins lost Nathan Horton to a frightening injury, they found a dazzling offensive rhythm that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals.
Daniel Paille of the Boston Bruins was suspended for four games Friday for an illegal check to the head of Raymond Sawada of the Dallas Stars. He is the fifth player suspended this season under a new rule aimed at cracking down on dangerous hits.
Tuomo Ruutu had a power-play goal, setup another and Cam Ward stopped 37 shots for his first shutout of the season to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday afternoon.
"From watching years in the past, I don't know if there has been so much hatred on either side," Paille said a few hours before Game 5. "It's been that type of series where everyone is sort of getting away with things, and it's been kind of interesting to watch."
Asked what he thought about the Boston media labeling certain Canucks as villains and the Vancouver press responding in kind, Bruins forward Daniel Paille said it was just a natural extension of the intensity and animosity on the ice.