Amonte: Bruins need to 'clean up their game'

Amonte: Bruins need to 'clean up their game'
June 20, 2013, 12:15 am
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The Bruins and Blackhawks combined for 12 goals in the first three games of the Stanley Cup Finals, including a triple-overtime marathon and another overtime battle. The two teams combined for 11 goals in Game 4 alone.

Tuukka Rask and the Bruins allowed five goals after the first period Wednesday night, including three in the second period, as they lost to the Blackhawks, 6-5.

"A lot of goals going on, a lot of strange things," Tony Amonte said on "Postgame Live" after the game.

The two teams hadn't been in a scoring battle like this yet in the Finals, and Amonte said the Bruins had to step out of their comfort zone to keep up with the Blackhawks.

"I think it's pretty simple for them: they want to be tight defensively. They don't want to be in a rush, one rush for you, one rush for me game. That's just not how the Bruins want to play," Amonte said. "It hurt them tonight."

The Blackhawks were able to take leads of 3-1 and 4-2 before the end of the second. Boston never led in the game, and Amonte said the Bruins need to fix their mistakes for Game 5.

"Boston has to figure out a way to slow Chicago down early and not give them the momentum," he said.

Amonte and Mike Felger break down the rest of Game 5 in the video.