In the blink of an eye, the Boston Bruins have completely taken over Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. And for the first time all series, it looks as though the Vancouver Canucks have no answer for the onslaught.
After goals from Andrew Ference and Mark Recchi early in the period, Brad Marchand scored one of the most insane goals we've seen all playoffs long -- shorthanded, nonetheless -- midway through the second period. He chipped the puck off the boards, made the entire Vancouver defense look silly on his way to the net, and then performed a sick toe drag in front of Roberto Luongo before lifting it into the top corner.
Shortly after, David Krejci poured it on some more. That's four goals in one period, if you're keeping track at home. The Bruins are doing it with all the momentum in the world. They're one team that can take over when they get confident, and they can do it against any team. They'll get physical with you and make you think twice about every little thing you do.
And when you hesitate with the puck for a half of a second because they're in your head, they'll blast you into next week and steal the puck. Quite simply, the Bruins are on their game, and beating Tim Thomas four times is not easy to do.
Still a lot of hockey left, but, well.... we'll just leave it at that.
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