Series Recap: Boston overwhelms Detroit

Boston vs Detroit didn’t appear to be your classic #1 vs #8 seed matchup. Many wondered if the Bruins could handle the Red Wings. Well, they did.

Here is the series recap:

Best Performance

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings

Tuukka Rask 

After getting beat in Game 1, Rask responded in workman like fashion. He had a GAA of 1.16 and Save % of .960. Those kind of numbers are going to get you places in the NHL. For Rask and the Bruins, it is getting them to the second round.

Goat of the Series

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins

Gustav Nyquist

After a great regular season, the Red Wings were counting on Nyquist to score. He didn’t even get a point. 0. That is a huge step back for him, especially after how well he played down the stretch.

Game that turned the tide

Game 4. The Bruins were down 2-0 and looked like they were going to be traveling back to Boston all tied. They stormed back to tie it, and Iggy won it in OT:

That was Iggy’s first OT goal of his career.

GIF of the series


What’s next for the Bruins?

A date with the Habs. What a matchup and what hate between the teams.

What’s next for the Red Wings?

The Red Wings are stuck in a noticeable and troubling decline. They scrambled just to make it into the playoffs. A lot of free agents are going to be allowed to walk and Detroit should have a very different looking roster come 2014-15.


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