Yes, the replica we had expected was all: the Blue Columbus Jackets vs Boston Bruins entering the second round. For Boston, this is a second straight trip to date, having been hit by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games last year. As for Columbus, it is the first time from the first round in its 19-year history.
For all the good seasons of the recent Blue Jackets, it was not expected that they would become obsolete this year. They could say that they were always the biggest shock after they had won the Lightning 62 in the first round to come here. Her trade deadline gets Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel Finally paid for, with Duchene in charge of the team with seven points. Dzingel was held in some way in the series, but it was +3 and he has posted a relative Corsi of 3.9 and is certainly successful in the eye test.
Boston comes in after striking the Maple Toronto Leaves again in seven games. They seek reimbursement for the past year and will fight for every opportunity to progress on the Eastern Conference Final. Their main scorer from the regular season, Brad Marchand, it is still warm, with nine points in seven games. They have momentum after going back from 3-2 down to win the series against Toronto.
This insight certainly comes along – there are some big stories here.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins
Columbus on Roll
The Blue Jackets went 7-3-0 to end the season to solidify the latest wildcard spot in the East. They didn't look back at Tampa Bay and now they're sitting 11-3-0 over 14 final games together. They are getting a further boost from their “5th Line” fan base, which had more than 5,000 fans recently showing the scope of Columbus between rounds. The pieces got GM Jarmo Kekalainen at the deadline it seems they are finally functioning after a targeted post-trading window. Duchene is giving his playoff opportunity and running with him, and he is annoying the rest of the team.
But as Columbus flushed for a while, Boston has recently acquired a new game. With retrospective games being taken back to a sympathetic back, the Bruins are looking much more than their confident confidence.
However, the air is invisible by Columbus on passing Cinderella around them. And their energy and excessive momentum could prove to the big Bruins, evil.
Who coach Blue Jackets John Tortorella It has previously reached, it is 15 years ago. Few people doubt that he is now playing after he has struck the Lightning firmly. However, Columbus has only one player on their roster with the Stanley Cup ring – former Bruin Adam McQuaid. He is currently sitting on an injured reserve. This contrasts with Boston, who has many other players with rings, some of whom are being acquired in 2011 on the run of the Boston Stanley Cup.
Although Columbus was great, he has not had to deal with suspicions to date. Boston will give them that. They are much more aggressive and physical than Tampa, and will not allow Columbus to check as fast as they did in Round One. Boston knows what they can achieve from the checkout and will use them to use Blue Skin skin.
Boston has the advantage here, no doubt.
The two backslaws have been parts of their respective series. Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus has a .932 SV% and 2.01 GAA Tuukka Rask GAA .928 SV% and 2.32 GAA for Boston. If these backgrounds can keep this play, this series should be much better and should have a low score.
However, history would suggest otherwise. Rask has taken a career out of this with playoff races. 924 SV% over 6 fun play, a very confident number. Bobrovsky tells a very different story numbers, very sub-par SV%. 89%, including its first-class performance this year. If Bobrovsky goes back to his poor performance historically, this series could be over before he begins.
Here are two teams coming in with an energetic, almost electrical feeling around them. Boston comes back from predicting an end. Columbus has predicted the thing and achieved its title as the only NHL team that never got a playoff series. The hockey will be fun, without hesitation. It will be impossible to verify this series.
There must be experience at the edge here. Boston in 6, moving towards their first Congress Game since 2013.
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