Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. The Bruins kept getting unlucky against the Rangers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals, so in the end, they decided to just be better.
The B’s dominated the overtime period before eventually emerging with a 3-2 win over New York, thanks to Brad Marchand‘s game-winner. However, without the play of a couple of rookies, he likely wouldn’t have gotten the chance.
Without Andrew Ference, Wade Redden or Dennis Seidenberg in the lineup, youngsters Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton were pulled into the line of fire — and they proved themselves worthy. The two teamed up to give the Boston power play a boost and also provided strong support at the blue line all night. So, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is awarding them our “The Kids Are All Right” player of the game award.