It’s overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, your team needs a goal to possibly save their season. You find the puck, throw it on net, and its in! you have won the game for your team, and you live to play another day.
This is every kid who loves hockey’s dream; and this dream came true for 23 year old Boston Bruins winger Matt Fraser Thursday night. Fraser was a member of the Baby B’s until the Bruins recalled him from Providence Thursday morning by demoting Justin Florek. Little did he, or anyone, know that he would be the game four hero scoring the lone goal, a mere one minute and 19 seconds into overtime, slipping a loose puck by Carey Price.
“I’ve played for the Stanley Cup thousands of times on an outdoor rink” Fraser told NBC Sports’ Pierre McGuire after the game “To do it in a place like this is pretty amazing.”
Fraser joined the third line, and added some well-needed fire making them one of the strongest lines in the game, seeing multiple scoring chances.
Fraser was a part of the Seguin trade that keeps paying dividends to the Boston Bruins, as Reilly Smith and Loui Erikkson continue to see chances and continue to be difference makers as the postseason progresses.
Game four was a pivotal game in the series, now with each team tied at two, the Bruins and Canadiens will return to Boston’s TD Garden Saturday night. The Bruins will have home-ice advantage in what is now a best-of-three series. With a dramatic OT win like Thursday night’s the Bruins should have a new found fire, and come out as hungry as ever to knock out their biggest rival and continue their mission to hoist the hardware once again.