Keys to Game 1: B's can't afford "special teams-a-palooza"

Keys to Game 1: B's can't afford "special teams-a-palooza"
June 1, 2013, 7:30 pm
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The Bruins know they have their work cut out for them if they want to win their second Prince of Wales Trophy in three seasons.  The B’s take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals, a team coming off a 4-1 series win over Ottawa in the previous round and is averaging north of four goals per game in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The expectations for the B’s in this are low in most circles, with many favoring the Pens in the series.  But CSNNE Bruins insider Joe Haggerty says the series will be won or lost for Bruins on special teams.

“If it becomes a special teams-a-palooza, they’re in trouble,” Haggerty said, “because the Pittsburgh Penguins are about a 30-percent success rate on the powerplay in the playoffs and they have All-Star forwards all up and down that lineup.”

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