Playoff Round Two, Game Five | Bruins Lose To Islanders, 5-4

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

Terrible penalty kills, questionable officiating, and unlucky movements in the net were the theme for the Bruins as they drop Game Five to the Islanders. As frustrations grow amongst the players and coaching staff, Boston is now facing elimination as the series shifts back to New York.

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Big hits and some early

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Second Round, Game Three: Bruins Win In OT, 2-1

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

For the second time in a row, the Bruins and Islanders would head into overtime in a tightly played contest as Boston wins 2-1. The story of the night for both teams was the outstanding goaltending on either end that kept this game a low-scoring match-up.

GAME BREAKDOWN

Some early bad turnovers from the

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Post-Game Recap: Bruins Take Series Lead Defeating Caps 3-2 In Double OT

Teammates surround Boston Bruins right wing Craig Smith after his game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals during a second overtime period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

They never said it was going to be easy and tonight’s game saw two teams battle it out in a physical game that saw not one but two overtimes. In what seemed like an evenly played matchup, Boston’s Craig Smith would net the game-winning goal that lifted the Bruins ahead in the series.

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Post-Game Recap 5/10/21: Bruins Defeat Islanders 3-2 In Overtime

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

A win over the Islanders would secure a first-round match-up against the Washington Capitals so tonight’s game was expected to be physical and the Bruins did not disappoint. After dominating the first period against a tough opponent, momentum would tilt slightly in favor of the Isles as both teams remained tied at the end of

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Post-Game Recap 5/6/21: Boston Bruins Defeat New York Rangers 4-0

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

As the regular season comes to an end and with Boston gearing up for Playoff hockey, tonight’s win saw clear dominance over an understandably quiet Rangers team. It was a complete effort from the Bruins as they dictated game flow on the ice. With the win, Boston is now two points away from second place as

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Post-Game 4/23/21 | Bruins Lose To Sabres 6-4

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

It was all quiet on the Bruins front as they drop their first loss against the Buffalo Sabres 6-4. In the second game of a back-to-back, listless offensive play and defensive breakdowns cost the Bruins a much-needed two points. In the last few moments of the final period, the team would mount a

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Post-Game Recap 4/16/21: Bruins Defeat Islanders 3-0

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

In the second game of a back-to-back, the Boston Bruins did not skip a beat, and the star of the night: rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman. As the Islanders poured on the shots, the young netminder never looked anxious in net as he kept his composure tracking the puck. With the 3-0 victory over the Isles,

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Post-Game Recap 4/11/21: Bruins Lose 8-1 To Capitals

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

When the Bruins announced three more of their top defenseman would not play tonight at TD Garden, it was expected the game against the Capitals would be a tough one. Unfortunately, those expectations were proven true as a defensively-depleted Boston team lost handily 8-1 against Washington on home ice. The

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Post-Game Recap 4/5/2021 | Bruins Lose To Flyers In OT, 3-2

Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

With the news that Jaroslav Halak tested positive for COVID-19, Dan Vladar would get the call to play in between the pipes. The six-foot-five Czech goaltender played outstanding making 29 saves while giving the Bruins every chance to win, but unfortunately, Boston came up flat-footed. The Flyers are now three games behind the Bruins in

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Post-Game Recap 3/25/21 | Bruins Lose To Islanders 4-3

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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

In his 400th NHL career as head coach, Bruce Cassidy would be left with a sour taste in his mouth as his team dropped a home game against the red-hot New York Islanders in an overtime loss. The atmosphere at the TD Garden was buzzing as fans were welcomed back into the building a year after

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