Beers: Bruins/Pens 'the way it should be'

Beers: Bruins/Pens 'the way it should be'
May 26, 2013, 10:00 pm
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It'll be the No. 1 seed against the No. 4 seed in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, but the disparity between the two teams isn't as far as their rankings seem.

Damon Amendolara, Kevin Paul Dupont, and Bob Beers discuss the upcoming matchup between the Penguins and Bruins.

"Even though the Bruins finished fourth in the Eastern Conference this year, I think a lot of people pointed to these two teams as being the best two teams here and viable contenders moving forward," Beers said. "So it's the way it should be."

The L.A. Kings won the Cup as the No. 8 seed last year, but no such upset will happen at least on the Eastern Conference side this year.

The Penguins rank first overall in the playoffs in goals per game at 4.3 but the Bruins are 2nd, although they average one less goal per game with 3.2.

On the other side of things, the Pens allow an average of 2.6 goals per game (8th in NHL), while Boston averages 2.3 (6th).

"I don't think there's any real vulnerability here on Pittsburgh," Dupont said. "They went out and they added greatly at the trade deadline. I think if there's a vulnerability, it's the biggest one, which is in goal. They've got a 36-year-old goaltender in [Tomas] Vokoun so maybe that's it."