BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights won the Rogers OHL Championship Friday with a 2-1 victory over the Niagara IceDogs and a 4-1 series victory.
The championship is the second in franchise history for London, who first won in 2005.
Center Ausin Watson put the Knights on the board first with a goal midway through the second period, and Seth Griffith added another 1:48 into the third period to open a 2-0 lead.
BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights are one win away from winning their second OHL Cup in team history.
The Knights left Niagara last night with a 4-1 victory over the IceDogs, extending their series lead 3-1. Since losing the opening contest, London has won three straight games.
In Wednesday’s game, London opened the game with three unanswered goals from Ryan Rupert, Vladislav Namestnikov and Chris Tierney.
BostonBruins.com – Following the team’s playoff elimination, Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said it would be tough to watch other teams compete for the Cup.
“Watching the game last night it was a weird feeling being out of it,” he said. “You don’t have a chance to play for it anymore.”
Seidenberg also said this serves as motivation moving forward.
BostonBruins.com – With just 3:28 left in regulation, Chris Tierney scored the game-winning goal to give the London Knights a 3-2 victory and a 2-1 series lead over the Niagara Icedogs in the OHL Finals.
Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight, who has one assist for London in the Finals thus far, finished the game with a +1 rating. In 14 playoff games, Knight has four goals and four assists.
Fellow Bruins prospect and Niagara defenseman Dougie Hamilton was held without a point in the loss for the first time in the last seven games. He has a goal and three assists in the Finals, and five goals and 18 assists in the postseason.
BOSTON, MA – The Washington Capitals kept their Stanley Cup dreams alive Wednesday night as they defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champions to advance to the second round of the NHL Playoffs.
In a decisive Game 7, the Caps managed to punch their ticket into the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals with a 2-1 overtime victory. The series is the first in NHL history to feature all seven games decided by one goal, four of which were won in overtime.
“Well just to win and move on is, I don’t know. It’s awesome,” said Washington forward Brooks Laich. “Just complete elation. We’re very excited.”
BOSTON, MA – It’s under an hour until faceoff for Game 7 against the Washington Capitals and soon “Let’s Go Bruins” chants will be reverberating off the rafters at TD Garden.
Tonight, it’s expected that the 17, 565 fans at TD will be louder than they’ve been all season and the Bruins wouldn’t want it any other way.
“It’ll be crazy,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand said. “We always have a great atmosphere with our fans and it’s always so loud it hurts your eardrums. So it’ll definitely be fun in there.”
BostonBruins.com – The Bruins 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 5 left forward Rich Peverley with a bad feeling in his stomach when he woke up this morning.
But fortunately, the puck will drop for Game 6 less than 24 hours after the loss and Peverley is hoping the gut-wrenching feeling will go away soon.
“I think we’re pretty focused,” Peverley said. “There’s not a lot of time – a quick turn around for this game [and] there’s still a burn in your stomach and it’s still there so it’s good we’re playing right away and not let it settle.”
BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin led the team with 67 points this season (29 goals, 38 assists), but is yet to register a point in the team’s first three postseason matchups.
Nonetheless, Head Coach Claude Julien reiterated that he has the utmost confidence in the young, highly skilled forward.
“He’s a 20-year-old that doesn’t have the experience of the other [top forwards] that we’re talking about that are handling things well,” Julien said. “He’s also played against some of their best defensive players.