The Bruins were lethargic. Chara's absence was likely an important factor. They were bottled up all night and didn't seem hungry. Consistently beaten to the puck...
So what was the excuse last game when Chara was in? The guy is garbage, I don't understand the love of him. Slow, and a freaking goon doesnt make you great. I said this last year. Pleks must have worn him out last game by skating by his ass everytime he had the puck.
Then again, Chara knows he'll be mercilessly booed in Games 3 and 4 and that it could throw the Bs off their game when he has the puck. So the Bruins may actually play better without Chara than with him in Montreal.
What I found the most comforting is that we are giving a pure clinic to the Bruins.
We made one crucial communicative mistake tonight, Gomez and Sopel both went after the same guy instead of covering in front, which resulted in the goal.
But other than that, we were absolutely brilliant again on Defense. I don't count Lucic's chance in front of the net earlier because Gill got absolutely crosschecked from behind by Horton, that then took the puck and passed it in front. Anybody can get a scoring chance when they do something illegal but aren't called for it.
Amazing games, couldn't ask for better. Doing this without Markov, Gorges, AK, MaxPac, Halpern is simply unbelievable. Mad respect to the coaching staff and all our players.
My unsung Hero for the night, Tom Pyatt. Kid was brilliant.