The Boston Bruins will look to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night at TD Garden (7 p.m. Versus). Of course, that's all-too-familiar territory for the Bruins and Flyers.
It was only last year Philly came all the way back to win four straight to become just the third team in NHL history to win a series after going down 3-0. More ominous news for the Bruins: the Bruins have lost seven best-of-seven series after taking the first two games, including last year's collapse. In fact, their series win over the Montreal Canadiens in this year's quarterfinal was the first time Boston had ever overcome a 2-0 deficit.
So consider Wednesday night, and this series, their shot at redemption -- with two wins, they can put an end to any chances of another comeback, and an end to the Flyers' season.
"Yeah, it's great to come in and get the two wins but we are far from done," said [Chris] Kelly. "Obviously, Montreal did this same thing to us and we know they are going to come hard in Boston."
Brian Boucher, despite getting pulled in Game 1 and suffering a hand injury in Game 2, is expected in net for the Flyers. Although Boston is just two wins away from reaching the conference finals for the first time since 1992, the Bruins have still yet to record a power-play goal in these playoffs. Boston was 0-for-2 with the man advantage on Monday and has failed to score on 28 power-play chances in nine games.