So the Canucks went on to score 2 power play goals to take a 4-2 lead. A goal by David Krejci less than 2 minutes into the 3rd cut it to 4-3, but the Bruins could get no closer as Cory Schneider played well in front of his hometown fans to get the win. If the Bruins could have kept the game 5-5 for the majority of the day, they probably would have won this game. Unfortunately, they couldn’t walk the line sufficiently and Vancouver took advantage of it.
After the game, Kevin Bieksa, who was a big talker during the finals last year, had this to say: “We play hard, but we are a disciplined team,” Bieksa said. “That’s what separates us from them. They obviously play hard, but they tend to do stupid things. The Marchand hit was a pretty stupid thing and I’m sure he’ll be getting a phone call for that one. There is no reason for that. But we made them pay for that. We got to score two goals on that power play and that’s the game. He’s got to live with that.” I guess, diving, faking and jumping a guy with six of your buddies is disciplined!
Now we wait to see how long Marchand gets suspended for. It may be steep, but my guess is 4 games. We’ll see.