Bruins look to put NY on the Brink.

bruins versus islanders game 5

It’s Go Time For The Bruins

We have reached that part in the series where you need your best. The Bruins look to put the Isles on the brink of elimination in a pivot game 5. With the Bruins playing at home in front of a likely raucous crowd, you gotta think the Bruins will come to play. They absolutely need a better effort tonight, than they had in game 4.

With the Bruins adversity might be a good thing. They are certainly facing some with Carlo and Miller both out for tonight’s game. This isn’t a time for pity however as the playoffs go deeper, you need all hands on deck clicking as one.

Some Good News

The good news is Boston has been here before multiple times with this core. The Bruins have been a resilient team all season, but can they rise to the occasion again? Yes , and I fully expect them to tonight.

The Islanders aren’t going to just lay down however. The team from Long Island is playing a heavy game right now with Varlamov playing stellar in net thus far. Can they ride Varlamov to the next round sure, but the Bruins have the better goalie in Tuukka Rask.

The much maligned figure in Tuukka Rask has been a rock between the pipes. There is a legitimate case that Boston could be down 3-1 in this series. This writer thinks he has been the best player in this series.

With goals being at a premium in this series, you need a goalie who can steal a game or two. We very well could see that tonight as these two teams are a mirror image of each other. The series has been great to watch, and I am very much looking forward to it.

Predictions For Game 5

With all that being said who do you have tonight? The Bruins are at home and I feel the bounce back is coming. The Bruins know what needs to be done give me some home cooking 3-1 Boston.

Author: Chris Blackey

Co-host of Boston Sports Blitz. I've been a Boston sports fan from as long as I can remember.