If there’s one thing you can bank on is a Boston bounce-back performance in Game 2 tomorrow night in Vancouver.
It’s not that the Bruins played poorly in Game 1 Wednesday night, no-no-no. They out-played the Canucks in vurtually every category. The B’s out-hit vancouver 31-30, outshot them 36-34, blocked 19 shots to the Canucks’ 12, and won 36-of-64 face-offs (56%).
So a bad game? Negative.
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned about these B’s this post season is their resiliency and ability to overcome defeat in the following contest. One player in particular is the team’s Conn Smythe frontrunner, goaltender Tim Thomas.
Rewind seven weeks to the start of the 2010-11 NHL playoffs (which has flown by) and the Black and Gold quickly fell into a 2-0 hole to the Montreal Canadiens — losing 2-0 and 3-1 in Games 1 & 2, respectively