The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 1-0 on Adam McQuaid’s third period goal and Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals to complete the sweep and earn a trip to the 2013 Stanley Cup final.
The Bruins physically man-handled Pittsburgh, holding the high-scoring Penguins to just two goals in the 4 game series.
Boston will face either the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings when the Bruins shoot for their second Stanley Cup title in three years.
The Kings – Blackhawks Western Conference Finals series has been exciting, and very physical. In Thursdays game 4 matchup in Los Angeles it spilled over into the seats. Fans were fighting behind a goal during the second period. The video is a little shady, but you can definitely see some punches thrown. Everyone is at playoff intensity (or intoxication levels).
The Kings wanted nothing more than to get out of the Windy City, and back to the comfy confines of the Staple Center were the hadn’t lost since March. Already down 2-0 in their series against the Blackhawks, Los Angeles came out looking like a different team than we saw in the first two games.
Slava Voynov scored what turned out to be the game winning goal, on a broken stick shot and also assisted on Justin Williams opening score. Jonathan Quick made 19 saves and came up with big stops late in the 3rd period, as the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1.
Dwight King added an empty-net goal in the defending Stanley Cup champions’ 15th consecutive home victory since March.The Kings have won eight straight home playoff games, dating back to last season’s title clincher.