Looked like a pretty rockin' game in Boston, as the Flyers and Bruins opened up their series in Beantown. I wasn't able to watch the game, but I caught the highlights, for what they're worth. For a 5-4 win in overtime for the Bruins, it looked like a pretty solid game from both goalies, Brian Boucher and Tuukka Rask. I feel like I missed out there.
In the end though, someone has to win and it was the home team with a heroic overtime winner from their newly-returned number one centre, Marc Savard. Savard had been out since the beginning of March with a concussion, but was able to return to steal another game-winning goal away from the Playoff Pool. I'm really mixing it up here on the blog, I see.
Anyways, to the Playoff Pool... there were a few names on the scoresheet that came up pretty big for the pool I see. Both Dennis Wideman of the Bruins and Mike Richards of the Flyers had a 3-point game each. Wideman had 3 assists, while Richards had a goal and 2 assists. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist, as did Daniel Briere and Chris Pronger. There were definitely points to be had, but with such a low percentage of players in this series, not many people were going to take full advantage of the situation.
After the Bruins and Flyers game, only two teams lead the Playoff Pool in points in the second round, as Scott G. and Gerry P. each have 17 points a piece, but sit in 20th and 31st, respectively. Check and see at the bottom of the Canucks and Blackhawks recap to see if they are still there.
Well, Marco Sturm's presence in Game One did not last very long, as in the first minute of play, he left with an apparent leg injury and did not return to the game. As of the afternoon on Saturday, there was no update on his condition and there is no word as to whether or not he'll be available for the second game of the series.