The Boston Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 1:01 and cruised to a 5-1 win in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night. Zdeno Chara had two goals and an assist, David Krejci added a goal and two assists and Tim Thomas made 37 saves to help give the Bruins a 3-0 series lead. Of course, Boston has been here before.
It was just one year ago that the Bruins took a 3-0 series on the Flyers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs only to see that lead evaporate as Philly became just the third team in NHL history to come all the way back from a 0-3 deficit.
"Obviously the toughest win to get is the fourth win, so we've got to make sure we're ready on Friday. We're happy with tonight's game, but we can't get too high in the playoffs. We're going to celebrate tonight, but we're going to get right back to work tomorrow and make sure we work Friday, because Philly is not going to quit. They're a great team, and they're going to be there to bounce back on Friday. So we better make sure we're ready for that."