Discuss: Bruins shut out, frustrate Pens

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Well, that wasn’t pretty … unless you’re Tuukka Rask and his agent, that is.

The Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 in a game that was skin-tight for two periods before things spiraled out of control in the third period. Boston took a 1-0 series lead in Pittsburgh’s building on Saturday.

  • The Penguins have had moments when they lose their cool, with a few meltdowns in their last series against the Philadelphia Flyers being a prominent example. Does head coach Dan Bylsma need to rein everyone in more often? Is it on Sidney Crosby instead? Or is it, dare we ask, a good thing for them to blow off steam?
  • Rask got the shutout in Game 1. In related news, he’s a free agent. How much is he worth to Boston?
  • Speaking of Bruins free agents, Nathan Horton had a goal and two assists. If he leaves Boston, which team would be wisest to snatch the power forward up?
  • Is Mike Milbury right in doubting Tomas Vokoun or does he deserve a longer leash with Marc-Andre Fleury waiting in the wings?
  • David Krejci improved his league-leading playoff points total to 19 tonight. Does he deserve more consideration as an elite player?
  • This game was wide open at times, yet it didn’t necessarily benefit Pittsburgh – at least on the scoreboard. What kind of adjustments do the Penguins need to make? Is it just a matter of getting a few more bounces?
  • Are people underestimating the Bruins once more? Who takes this series in the long run?