BOSTON (AP) - Roberto Luongo went out for an extra attacker with about three minutes left, but that just left the goal open for Brad Marchand to score his second of the night. It’s now 4-0 with two minutes left.
The Canucks just had their second power play. In their first, they gave up a shorthanded goal but didn’t get a shot off themselves. This time they fired off three shots on goal. (And also gave up another dangerous shorthanded opportunity to Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.)
Still 3-0, Boston. Six minutes to go.
“Think anybody will be watching our game,” he asked reporters beforehand.
Francona checked in with Bruins coach Claude Julien during the week to wish him luck. The Red Sox skipper admitted he didn’t know much about hockey, even though he grew up outside of Pittsburgh and his father, former major leaguer Tito Francona, ran an ice rink after he retired where the Penguins sometimes practiced. (Here’s the AP story on the Red Sox rooting for the Bruins: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/15/3703863/first-place-red-sox-get-swept.html)
Julien has a chance to become a member of a Boston fraternity that’s so far excluded him. All of the other coaches of the major professional teams won championship rings in Boston: Francona won the World Series in 2004 and ‘07; Celtics coach Doc Rivers won it all in ‘08 and Patriots coach Bill Belichick has Super Bowl titles from ‘02, ‘04 and ‘05.
If the Bruins can hold on here, that would mean every Boston team has a title in the past seven years. That’s never happened before.
Ten minutes to go. Still 3-0, Boston.
Luongo has been great in Vancouver’s three wins this series, but when he’s been bad, he’s been very, very bad. And things look like they’re heading that way for him tonight.View Entire Story
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