If you are trying to convince someone that a 2-1 hockey game can be one of the most exciting spectacles in sports, just show them a replay of game three between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here's what happened in easy-to-swallow GIF form:
The Bruins scored the game's first goal less than two minutes into the first period, and for a moment, the Penguins had to be concerned that they were in for another LONG night:
Chris Kunitz had a chance to tie the game in the first on the power play, but fumbled this glorious opportunity:
The Penguins finally managed to tie the game midway through the second, and it was Kunitz who scored, making up for his earlier gaffe:
The game got testier as the night wore on, and even normally squeaky-clean players such as Brad Marchand were doing nasty things like this:
The game went to overtime, when Boston had several great chances early:
Finally, as time was winding down in the second overtime, Marchand tipped a puck past Vokoun for the victory:
The Bruins now have a 3-0 lead in the series and a chance to complete the sweep on home ice on Friday.