When the Bruins earned a first-round date with the Detroit Red Wings, a lot of hands were wrung throughout New England.
The Wings were considered the toughest possible draw for the B's.
When Detroit jumped out to a 1-0 series lead, it only solidified the fact that this was a legitimate playoff opponent.
But then something happened. The Bruins reeled off four consecutive victories to slam the door.
Two power play goals secured Game 5 for the hometown team.
"The power play has helped us a lot throughout this series and it certainly makes it a lot easier," says Claude Julien. "We’ve won before without having a successful power play, but when you’ve got that arsenal, it certainly makes it a lot easier."
Yes it does, Claude. Yes it does.