Tuukka, Bruins make it look easy in sweeping the Pens
Four games later, the talk is all about the Bruins and the spectacular goaltending of Tuukka Rask, who held the Penguins to only two goals in 4 games.
The Penguins were the prohibitive favorite coming into the series, and had swept the season series from the Bruins, but Boston's physical play and stifling defense proved to be too much for Pittsburgh when it really mattered.
The good news for Pittsburgh fans is that they can finally drink Sam Adams beer again. Lucky guys! Unfortunately, as Tom Caron of NESN pointed out, they'll have to drink it out of a bottle, because there will be no Cup for them this year.
Remember when Jarome Iginla spurned Boston at the trade deadline, electing instead to be traded to the Penguins? He wanted to have a better chance to win, but it looks like he may have made the wrong choice this time.
Instead, it was former Penguins legend Jaromir Jagr and the Bruins rolling easily over the Penguins in a four game sweep, and outscoring them 12-2.
The true star of the series by far was Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who was absolutely incredible. Bruins fans were concerned when Tim Thomas ditched the team before the season to go hide in the woods of Colorado (or somewhere), but it turns out that he did them a favor. As good as Thomas was in their 2011 run, Rask has been even better since Game 7 against the Maple Leafs.
In this series, Rask allowed only 2 goals while making 134 saves. He shut out the Penguins twice, and had a total save percentage of .985 for the series.
The Bruins now await the winner of the Western Conference Finals, where the Blackhawks lead the Kings three games to one.