Bruins-Lightning: 5 thoughts from the third

Bruins-Lightning: 5 thoughts from the third
May 28, 2011, 2:43 am
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By JoeHaggerty

BOSTON -- Here are five thoughts from the third period of the Bruins' 1-0 win over Tampa Bay Friday night, which moved them to the Stanley Cup Finals:

1) The legend of Nathan Horton continues. OT game-winner vs Habs in Game 7 and third game-winner in Game 7 against the Lightning in his first playoffs after coming back from injury in the first period.

2) Steve Stamkos has a full cage on and it was pretty clear he was checking his face multiple times in the 3rd period. What a tough kid.

3) Dwayne Roloson looked a little more human in the 3rd period while giving up rebounds and kicking things out under pressure. Defensive breakdown led to Horton goal, but the 41-year-old rebounded with a great save on Michael Ryder to keep it 1-0.

4) It as if the Bruins special ordered this one: no penalties and a low-scoring affair. They're a Game 7 kind of team.

5) Bruins like their chances against the Canucks more than they might have against Sharks. More on that later.

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