College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
The Boston Bruins are looking to become the second team in as many nights to end an opponents postseason run at the TD Garden. Last night the Celtics took down King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in game six of their series to earn a date with the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals. With a win tonight over the Philadelphia Flyers the Bruins would accomplish the same result – a punched ticket to the conference finals against the Montreal Canadiens. Boston has history on it’s side. There are only two teams in the NHL who have ever won a series after trailing 3-0 – the 1975 New York Islander and the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs. Obviously momentum is on the side of the Flyers. They needed overtime to take game four, but since then have outscored Boston 6-1. Michael Leighton had to come in to replace injured goaltender Brian Boucher just before the mid game mark of game five and made his first ever playoff start in game six. he stopped 30 of 31 shots and led his team to a 2-1 victory. Forward Simon Gagne has been a spark for his team as well. Gagne missed the clinching game in round one against the New Jersey Devils and the first three games of this series with a foot injury. In game four he came back to score the game winning goal and over the last two games has combined for two goals and an assist. Will Boston become the first team since 1975 to lose game four, five and six and still win the series or will Philly become the third member of some elite company? I love game sevens.