One should never quite count the Bruins out, even when they’re down 2 goals and they look like they’d rather be working on their golf or tennis games. Or in the case of Charlie Coyle, his baseball game.
Charlie Coyle started out centering the third line but was moved up to the first line after the first because Anders Bjork was ineffective. Bruce likes to shake things up early.
Have the Bruins finally turned a corner? Maybe. After playing 47 minutes without a goal in this game and being down by 2 goals, the Bruins assaulted the Pancakes with 4 goals in 6:51 of game time.
First up, Jake DeBrusk:
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Then, Connor Clifton with assistance from the fourth line:
Connor Clifton introduces the Hurricanes to a large dose of Cliffy Hockey.
A snipe. pic.twitter.com/XfF6zX5wMs
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Then Brad Marchand off an excellent bank shot by Torey Krug:
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I love the big hug with Krug right after.
And finally, an encore from Jake DeBrusk.
The Bruins are pouring it on.
DeBrusk’s second goal of the night makes it 4-2 Boston. pic.twitter.com/Wd67bjOoqi
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The second line of DeBrusk, David Krejci, and Ondrej Kase continues to build chemistry. It really clicks well at times. Krejci leads the team in postseason points (7) and now has surpassed Patrice Bergeron in all-time postseason points for second behind Ray Bourque.
Carolina clawed back within 1 after going empty net. The Bruins were able to hold off a tying score to take the 3-1 series advantage.
Game 5 is Wednesday afternoon at 4pm on NESN and NBCSN.