ECF Game 4 – Boston Bruins v. Carolina Hurricanes

Boston Bruins v. Carolina Hurricanes

Game 4 – BOS Leads 3-0

 

Game Recap:

Heading into Game 4 with the potential to clinch the series in Carolina, the Boston Bruins will have to do it without their captain and veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara who is listed as “day to day”.

In the first period both teams would trade chances, and both teams would get at least one powerplay opportunity each, but neither would capitalize on their opportunities.

 

Going into the second period the Carolina Hurricanes would shoot themselves in the foot when they would take a too many men on the ice penalty, and the Bruins would take advantage as David Pastrnak would get the puck past Curtis McElhinney to make it 1-0 less than five minutes into the period. Then much later in the second period, Carolina would get themselves into penalty trouble again as Patrice Bergeron would score from the slot area as McElhinney did not have a chance on the shot.

 

Going into the third period it would be do or die for the Hurricanes, and despite their best efforts a turnover in their own zone midway through the period would push the game more out of reach as David Pastrnak would exhibit great patience to feed Patrice Bergeron for his second goal of the game to make it 3-0.

 

Lineups:

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — David Backes

Marcus Johansson — Charlie Coyle — Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom — Sean Kuraly — Noel Acciari

Matt Grzelcyk — Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo

John Moore — Connor Clifton

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steven Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman

Injured: Chris Wagner (right arm), Kevan Miller (lower body), Zdeno Chara (day to day)

 

Carolina Hurricanes:

Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen

Nino Niederreiter — Jordan Staal — Justin Williams

Warren Foegele – Lucas Wallmark — Brock McGinn

Micheal Ferland — Greg McKegg — Saku Maenalanen

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Haydn Fleury — Calvin de Haan

Curtis McElhinney

Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Jake Bean, Patrick Brown

Injured: Jordan Martinook (lower body), Trevor van Riemsdyk (left shoulder)

 

First Period:

Bruins Penalty – 1:18 – Matt Grzelcyk 2 minutes fot Tripping

Hurricanes Penalty – 10:35 – Nino Niederreiter 2 minutes for Slashing

Bruins Penalty – 12:19 – Charlie Coyle 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 1st – BOS – 0       CAR – 0

Shots              10                13

Faceoffs         12                10

Hits               08                  07

PP                 0/1                 0/2

 

Second Period:

Hurricanes Penalty – 4:26 – Bench (Justin Williams) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

Bruins PPG – 4:46 – David Pastrnak (7) from Brad Marchand (11) and Torey Krug (11)

Hurricanes Penalty – 18:10 – Greg McKegg 2 minutes for Goalie Interference

Bruins PPG – 18:34 – Patrice Bergeron (7) from David Pastrnak (7)

 

End of 2nd – BOS – 2        CAR – 0

Shots               18                 18

Faceoffs          25                 23

Hits                 15                  19

PP                   2/3                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Bruins Goal – 10:32 – Patrice Bergeron (8) from David Pastrnak (8)

Bruins ENG – 17:43 – Brad Marchand (7) from Patrice Bergeron (5) and David Krejci (10)

 

End of 3rd – BOS – 4         CAR – 0

Shots              23                   24

Faceoffs        35                    31

Hits               17                     33

PP                 2/3                    0/2

 

Next Up:

Stanley Cup Finals – Boston v. STL/SJ

 

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