On Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins scored three second-period goals against the Montreal Canadiens. The referees decided to play another 20 minutes, even though the game was effectively over ...
It was the 34th time in 65 games this season in which the Bruins entered the third period with a lead. They’ve won 32 of those games, including last night’s 4-1 victory over the Habs. It was the nearly same story last season: The Bruins had a lead after two periods in 23 of their 48 games, although they were a bit more vulnerable: Losing four games in regulation and four games in overtime.
That said: 47-6-4 in their last 113 games when leading after two periods, which they’ve done 57 times. The old line from “Glengarry Glen Ross” from Alec Baldwin was that “coffee is for closers”; were that the case, then the Boston Bruins are practically Starbucks.
OK, maybe they're Caribou Coffee; the Los Angeles Kings, going 21-0-0 this season when leading after two periods, are Starbucks.
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