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Bruins Look to Take Control in Game Four

Daniel Paille

Daniel Paille

The Chicago Blackhawks are lucky they are not down 3-0 to the Boston Bruins right now. If not for a late turnover in the third period of Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals which led to a game-tying by Johnny Oduja at the 12:14 mark  The Blackhawks won the Game in the third overtime on a goal at the 12:08 mark by Andrew Shaw in one of the longest games in Stanley Cup Finals history.

Game Two in Chicago also went to overtime, but this time the Bruins won in the first OT on a goal by Daniel Paille at the 13:08 mark to tie the series. Then in Game Three back in Boston, the Bruins shut the Blackhawks out 2-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. Paille put the Bruins up early in the second period and then Patrice Bergeron made it 2-0 at the 14:00 mark of the second period. Boston has allowed only one goal in the last two games behind the stellar net-minding of Tuuka Rask who was a perfect 28-28 in Game Two and was 33-34 in Game Two.

Boston has been the dominant team throughout the series, playing the Blackhawks toe-to-toe on the road and shutting them down at home. At some point, Chicago must turn this around and win a game in Boston. Tonight would be a good time for them to do that if they want to avoid the same predicament they had against the Detroit Red Wings. Coming back from 3-1 deficits twice in the same playoffs might be a bit too much to ask. So for the Blackhawks, tonight’s Game Four is a must win game.

BetOnline has Chicago +1.5 -280 and Boston -1.5 +235 ATS. Moneyline has Chicago +123 and Boston -135. Over/Under is 4.5 with over -130 and under +118. We like the Bruins -135 and the over -130.

If the Bruins continue to get stellar play from Rusk tonight, they should win this game. There is no reason to believe they won’t get another great game from him since he has been red-hot throughout these playoffs.

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