During Tuesday night’s game the Boston Bruins decided to frustrate their fans and then give them a comeback to be proud of. For the first time this season, a team came back to tie the game in the final minutes by scoring two goals with the goalie pulled. With goalie Tuukka Rask on the bench, the Bruins set to work against King Lundqvist with less than two minutes to go.
Though the Bruins would end up losing the game in the shootout, the two-goal comeback they mounted in the final 90 seconds brought smiles to Bruins fans, and even Jack Edwards, NESN’s commentator. But there’s something you should know about Edwards. He is just as excited when a goal is scored as a player on the bench. And considering how unlikely it is that a team comes back to tie a game in the final minutes, I would say well justified.
If you don’t want to watch the whole video, just fast forward to 3:20 and you’ll see what I mean.
For some perspective, teams coming back from a two-goal deficit in the final minutes only happened three times last season. And the Tampa Bay Lightning came back just like the Bruins did Tuesday as well.