Bruins vs. Penguins Game 2 recap: Boston crushes Pittsburgh

Bruce Bennett

The Bruins routed the Penguins, won 6-1, and will take a 2-0 series lead back to Boston.

The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the third period of Game 2 down three goals to the Boston Bruins, and they would have to start scoring early and often if they wanted to turn the game into something other than a rout. Instead Patrice Bergeron scored just 27 seconds into the third period for Boston, and the Bruins went on to win 6-1 and take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final.

Here's Bergeron's goal:

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Let's take a look at the big three questions we were tracking in Game 2:

Can Tuukka Rask star again?

Rask was solid when he needed to be, though this wasn't an especially challenging game for him. The Bruins limited the Penguins to only 13 shots through the first two periods. The Penguins managed more shots in the third, but that was only because the Bruins were sitting back and protecting their lead.

Will the Penguins keep their cool?

Penalties weren't the problem for the Penguins. In fact, given how quickly the game was all but won by the Bruins, it's admirable that we didn't see more dirty play in the third period.

Can David Krejci stay hot?

He sure can. He had one of Boston's goals.

The Bruins lead the series 2-0. Game 3 is on Wednesday in Boston.

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