Bruins lose Game 1, but not all hope
CHICAGO (WHDH) -- If you have that unsettled feeling in your stomach after staying up late watching the Bruins Wednesday night, you are not alone. Not after these plays.
A puck off Andrew Ferrence’s skate tied the game at three. A double deflection in the 112 minute ended the triple-overtime Game 1 in Chicago’s favor.
“It’s called hockey breaks, and you get those. We got those in the other round against Pittsburgh, we had some of those and last night it was Chicago that got the breaks going their way and that’s part of the game. You don’t complain about it or use that as an excuse because sometimes they go your way and sometimes they don’t,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien.
A triple-overtime loss is never easy, never mind when it comes in the Stanley Cup Finals. But Ferrence said it’s important to remember that this game was just as physically draining for the Blackhawks, especially once the high of winning it wears off.
“At that point in the game you’re, you’ve invested a lot into it and what not but the other teams put just as much in. So as far as physically, everybody’s on the same page and the same boat and that’s where you expect experience to come in and maturity to come in and say, ‘It’s one, nothing.’ And you get on with it and turn the page,” said Ferrence.
The Bruins know the process well. Just two years ago, they lost the first two games in Vancouver before going on to win the Stanley Cup. This was just one game in what they’re expecting to be a long series.
“It’s a series. It’s the best of seven. It’s not the best of one and it was a hard-fought game and it was definitely…we’ve yet to fight for every inch,” said Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.
The Bruins and Blackhawks will face off in Game 2 on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Chicago. Watch the game on NBC Sports Network and tune in to 7News at 11 p.m. for highlights and post-game reaction.