Five thoughts from the third period

Five thoughts from the third period
June 19, 2013, 11:15 pm
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BOSTON -- Five thoughts from the third period, which ended with the Bruins and Blackhawks tied at 5-5 and headed to overtime at Game 4 at TD Garden:

1) Three words for Corey Crawford: Glove Side High. Eight of the 12 goals allowed by Crawford in the Stanley Cup Finals have been high to the glove side. Crawford didn't even react to shots from Rich Peverley, Johnny Boychuk or Patrice Bergeron that were launched high to that side. Major weakness that Boston continues to exploit.

2) Patrice Bergeron now shares the NHL lead with nine goals scored, and has four in the Stanley Cup Final along with usual excellent defense and face-off abilities. He also has a pair of OT winners earlier in the playoffs as well. Can you say Conn Smythe?

3) Bruins have 4 power-play goals in 4 Stanley Cup Final games this year. They had actually solved some of their PP stuff by the time they reached the Finals two years ago, but their man advantage just feels better now, doesn't it?

4) Nathan Horton had a nifty pass to Johnny Boychuk to set up his sizzling slap shot, and has played much more effectively than he did in either Game 2 or Game 3 in coming back from shoulder injury.

5) This series has been awesome hockey. That is all.