The road now heads to Stanley Cup through Boston.
The Bruins earned the distinction between the home and the ice with his Game 7 statement to win over the Maple Maps Tuesday night. Now they hope to take advantage of a golden opportunity after the four section winners have had regular seasons in the first round.
Make no mistake, however. His hands will be full at the Bruins against John Blue Tortorella Jackets. The second round of Boston attendees has just been new as Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the President's trophy, went on to round 1.
Bruins and Blue Jackets have become accustomed to each other over the last weeks of the regular season. Bruce Cassidy's original fund won a three-week victory over Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin and Columbus's solid squad.
“My first idea is that they have a very good team, because I thought Tampa was burning out, and we saw them late in the year. So clearly, we got our hands full, ”Cassidy said after winning Game 7 over Toronto.
“The good news is that we saw them three times late in the year. This will help our preparation. It should help the players. We know they were physically against Tampa. They came after them. They found important savings. Her power play lights out. So we got our hands full. ”
A victory at the Brins from the 7 game to win over the Maple Leafs to the game Thursday 1 with a squad of blue jackets that gave the last ice a week ago Tuesday. We break down a few keys to a series won by Bruins.
Deep contributions must be carried over.
Nazem Kadri suspended to cross-check Jake DeBrusk in Mike Babcock's 2nd game in a hard spot. Toronto coach William had to move Nylander from his normal location with Auston Matthews and the Kadri line center role.
Trevor Moore and Tyler Ennis had skating legs on the fourth line. But Bruins revealed the questions at the bottom of Leafs, especially in Game 7.
Joakim Nordstrom and Marcus Johansson lifted the Bruins with their height in the first period. John Kuraly, playing in the third game, admitted a goal that was breaking back early in the third year after the Leafs made progress in mid-20.
All came together for the third and fourth lines on a night that Boston's top winners could not get away from Patrice Bergeron's empty end. But b & # 39 may not have the same luxury head-bottom in Round 2.
– Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 24, 2019
The Blue Jackets have a mix of speed, skill and energy players with their third and fourth lines. Playoff veterans are the Boone Jenner, Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky who can move up and down the lineup. As a result of an unusual combination of the strength and speed of Josh Anderson's peak, Josh Anderson, it would be well suited to any team. And the former Bruin Riley Nash, despite the fall in production since last year in Boston, is a reliable two-way cog.
Six Boston bottoms had some moving parts during their Round 1 series. David Backes and Chris Wagner saw the time early in the series but departed from the right stage in favor of Nordstrom and rookie Karson Kuhlman. The pair are likely to look again at the press box avoiding injuries.
Yes, the best players must be at the Bruins in Round 2. They were not just sharp against the Maple Leafs, but unlikely heroes Game 7 helped them to achieve the most.
Kuraly (playing against his home team in Round 2), Nordstrom, Kuhlman, Johnasson, Charlie Coyle and Noel Acciari will not have an easy time with Columbus's third and fourth line. But their Game 7 effort is to build them, and Bruins may need the rapid change.
Get David Pastrnak going
– Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) April 18, 2019
The Bruins and Leafs used heavy games for the first few games. It changed that in game 4 when Cassidy moved David Pastrnak to the second line with Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci.
The best times against Toronto were not the fifth consecutive year forward. But the move took off in Game 4 as Pastrnak – he availed of the physical pairing Nikita Zaitsev-Jake Muzzin to avoid – he scored his two goals in the series.
Cassidy and the company, like Game 4, need similar trips from their dynamic Czech playmaker defense against Columbus'. Seth Jones and Zach Werenski are one of the best two-way pairs in the series. David Savard's satisfaction, together with Scott Harrington and Adam-Clendening's home stay, gives depth to the second and third defense pair instead of Adam McQuaid, Ryan Murray and Markus Nutivaara who were injured.
The Blue Jackets have a special staff blueprint to work with from the Maple Leafs. The killing of Toronto punishment focused heavily on the presence of Pastrnak to be patented for once-off people at the left side of the pot. Bruins' power play changed in Game 6, but there is no doubt that they want to use that game again – as well as putting up Bergeron from the bumper – in Round 2.
The Pastrnak Leaves met a bit in Round 1. He threw through his difficulties and kept his head up. However, Bruins require more production from their first round of 2014 in Round 2.
Get offensive production from the blue line
– Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 21, 2019
Bruins scored 12 goals in their three regular season matches against the Blue Chickens. But Charlie McAvoy and Torey Krug are the only defenders who helped the score sheet with three combined.
The Lightning blue line was destroyed with eight points during the game four games. They rarely left the open ice to take in front of them even for a normal shot attempt. But the Bolts didn't draw enough to generate quality opportunities after they took a 3-0 Game in game 1.
Bobrovsky and the Tortorella protection scheme take full effect. Krug, McAvoy's and Matt Grzelcyk's fast-paced exercise bring the Bruins evenly.
However, this series will not have so many male rushes. The time spent cycling the parks and the zone is attacking the game in this series. The Bruins blue line made them both victorious Game 6 over the Maple Leafs way to 18 snapshots on the web.
The fight for every inch of space increases with each round. Boston blue-liners created safety and space spaces through traffic easily in the second half of the Toronto series. They must do this against the latest changes in the National Hockey League.
Tuukka Rask must annoy Sergei Bobrovsky.
– NHL (@NHL) April 17, 2019
He said it was easier than done, especially when Bobrovsky bounces back from the first Game 1 period.
Rask and Bobrovsky both joined the job season that wanted to create their suspects. Rask's review is a key target, as we all know in Boston every time it allows a goal. In the meantime, only five career earning wins were won by him.
Well, Bobrovsky's former play did not come back against Steen Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point. And Rask was better as the Maple Leafs series went to a close with game performance 7 of his career.
The Vezina Trophy is at both goals in the trophy case. They would like to add the Stanley Cup ring to their prize collection. The postseason can no success to play players, especially goals. The best one will do the best step over one inch closer step towards rewriting their own history of play.