The Bruins’ fourth line is usually known for its energy and toughness. More often than not, Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton will draw acclaim for punching a player rather than a puck into the back of the net. That wasn’t the case on Tuesday.
Paille’s game-winning goal pushed the Bruins one game closer to eliminating the New York Rangers, as Boston grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead with the win. If the fourth line keeps clicking as it has all postseason, the B’s could be moving on to the next round quite soon.