Boston goalie Tuuska Rask stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the 2013 playoffs in leading the Bruins to a 2-0 win over Chicago in game three of the Stanley Cup Fianls. Rask is red hot. He has not allowed a goal in the last 122 minutes of this series. He's the reason why Boston is ahead 2-1 against the Blackhawks.
The winner of the series may well be the last team standing. The teams split the first two games , with the Blackhawks winning Game 1 in triple-overtime and the Bruins taking game two in overtime. Last night Boston dominated the play from start to finish.
Chicago was dealt a blow prior to Monday's game when forward Marian Hossa was scratched after being hit by a puck during warm-ups. Boston defensemen Zdeno Chara was also injured in warmups but only needed stitches after his collision with teammate Milan Lucic.
Everything the city of Boston has gone through since the Boston Marathon Bombings, I have found myself rooting for the Bruins, which is taboo in Western, New York but I don't care
The Bruins have won seven straight home playoff game. History is not on Chicago's side, as teams winning Game 3 after splitting the first two games of the finals have gone on to win the Stanley Cup 84% of the time since the best-of-seven format was adopted in 1939.
During commercial breaks last night I did flip over to HBO and watched Die Hard. Over the years that movie has climbed the charts, in fact its one of the few flicks I will stay on rather than going back to a sporting event. Other movies include: Godfather I & II, Gladiator and Josey Wales.
And finally Zach Wheeler makes his long-awaited major league debut for the Mets tonight in Atlanta. The Mets traded Carlos Beltran for the 23-year hard-throwing right-hander in 2011.
Wheeler is the Mets top prospect. Although the team is a lousy team this year, the future does look bright with Wheeler, another flame thrower Matt Harvey anchoring the starting staff, to go along with third baseman David Wright and second baseman Daniel Murphy.