Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A lot riding on winning Game 4
By ESPN Stats & Information
MUST WIN FOR CHICAGO: The Bruins hold a 2-1 series lead over Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals entering Game 4. According to Elias, teams holding a 3-1 series lead in the Final have gone on to win 30 out of 31 times. The lone exception was the Red Wings, who blew a 3-0 series lead against the Maple Leafs in 1942.
IT'S TUUKKA TIME!: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has not allowed a goal at home in his last 186:28. According to Elias, if Rask does not allow a goal for the first 8:36 of tonight's game, he would have the second-longest home shutout streak within one season in NHL playoff history. If he goes 53:33 he would break the record of 240:00 set by Detroit's Terry Sawchuk in 1952.