Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 26, 2014


Apr 26, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Milan Lucic

(17) celebrates with right wing

Jarome Iginla

(12) after scoring an empty net goal during the third period against the Detroit Red Wings in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 tonight in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Today’s win gave the Bruins the fourth game needed to advance to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Once again, the Bruins gave an all around effort that put the Bruins ahead early, and it was a lead they never gave up this afternoon. Tuukka Rask was amazing in this series. He went 4-1 with one shutout. He’s got a stellar 1.16 goals against average, and a totally filthy .961 save percentage. It’s always great to see the Bruins advance, and it makes it all the more special to see them do at the TD Garden. (Boston Bruins)

The Detroit Red Wings did remind us of their skill set in this series. Once again, “Datsyukian” became a word that Bruins fan could utter as a curse and a compliment. We got to see a speed show in Detroit, and it is a good reminder of what we’ll be seeing in the Montreal Canadiens. The Red Wings were gracious, polite, and gave a glowing review of the Bruins that proves what a world class organization they are. (Detroit Red Wings)

Our team at Causeway Crowd gives a big *stick tap* to the Detroit Red Wings on their season, and for reminding the Boston Bruins and their fans what a truly dangerous team they could be. (Causeway Crowd)

Sure, hockey players are tough hombres, but you got give it up to the refs too. In today’s game ref Steve Kozari takes a Dougie Hamilton shot to the face and comes back in the next shift. (NESN)

“Hello, old friend.” That’s worthy of a *stick tap* to our most hated adversary, the Montreal Canadiens. Well played, evil ones. Well played indeed. (Montreal Canadiens)

Finally, the team at Comcast take a look at the series between the Bruins and the Red Wings. They also take a look at the impending collision between the Bruins and the Canadiens (CSNNE)