FINAL SCORE: Bruins 6, Hurricanes 2
IN BRIEF: The Bruins dominated the Hurricanes from start to finish in Game 2 Sunday to take a commanding 2-0 series lead for the first time in this year's postseason.
BRUINS STRIKE FIRST
DEBRUSK CAPS OFF A GREAT FIRST PERIOD TO MAKE IT 2-0 B'S
CLIFTON SCORES HIS FIRST NHL GOAL TO GIVE B'S 3-0 LEAD
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 12, 2019
GRZELCYK SCORES HIS SECOND OF THE GAME
B'S LEAD 5-0 AFTER BACKES SCORES
IT'S GETTING UGLY AT TD GARDEN
CANES GET ON THE BOARD
FROM JOE HAGGERTY:
Bruins are just out-classing the Hurricanes after taking a couple of early punches from them in Game 2. Michael Ferland nailed Matt Grzelcyk right in front of the Boston bench with a punishing hit and then Charlie Coyle got slammed with a Ferland hit a little bit later in the period. But then the Bruins answered the best way possible on the scoreboard. It was Grzelcyk that scored as the trailer taking a Marcus Johansson feed and then finding a spot on Petr Mrazek where the puck leaked through. Gutty goal for Grzelcyk and the Bruins did a good job of weathering the early storm from the Hurricanes.
Dougie Hamilton once again having a nightmare game in Boston. He’s turning pucks over, he’s falling all over the ice and the crowd is mocking him with “Dougie, Dougie Dougie.” This is all nightmare fuel for him. It was kind of laughable to hear Bruins players being asked if he was getting under their skin after Game 1. He’s like the goofy little brother that couldn’t bother the Bruins on his best day. The capper was Danton Heinen scoring on an odd-man rush to make it a 6-0 game in the third period, and Hamilton crashing Heinen into the end boards after he’d already score the goal. It was the prototypical fake tough guy from the Hurricanes defenseman.
The sequence of this series may turn out to be a moment in the second period. Brad Marchand and Justin Williams got tied up at center ice, and Williams was whistled for a penalty after grabbing 63’s face and unbuckling his chin strap during the tussle. After the penalty was called Marchand pointed the Hurricanes captain toward the penalty box and then made a “C” gesture on his shoulder mocking the Canes captain for getting suckered into taking the penalty. Predictably the Bruins scored on the ensuing power play and blew the Hurricanes right out of the building to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Game 3: @Carolina, Tuesday, 8 p.m., NBCSN
Game 4: @Carolina, Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m., NBCSN
*Game 5: @Boston, Saturday, May 18, 7:15 p.m. NBC
*Game 6: @Carolina, Monday, May 20 at 8 p.m., NBCSN
*Game 7: @Boston, Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m., NBCSN
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