BOSTON — The Boston Bruins bulldozed the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this afternoon at the TD Garden, taking Game 2 of the 2019 Eastern Conference Final by a final score of 6-2. Matt Grzelcyk scored a pair, while Connor Clifton added his first career NHL goal. The B’s now lead the series 2-0 and will head to Carolina looking to take an absolute stranglehold on the series.
Our very own Jimmy Murphy was over on Causeway Street this afternoon and was in the locker room postgame, catching up with Jake DeBrusk, Brad Marchand, Marcus Johansson, Charlie McAvoy, Torey Krug, Grzelcyk and Bruce Cassidy.
Cassidy met with the assembled media shortly after the blowout victory, touching on topics like handling the Canes’ physicality early in the game and his team’s 60 minute effort.
A BU grad from down the road in Charlestown, Grzelcyk stole the show this afternoon. He and Krug stepped to the podium to talk about today’s effort, how the B’s have shut Carolina’s top weapons down so far, and the local product’s big day.
Charlie McAvoy made his Conference Final debut in Game 2 after serving a suspension in Game 1. He talked about today’s performance by his team, playing with that ‘Bruin culture’ and how the B’s need to quickly turn the page to Game 3.
Marcus Johansson hasn’t been a Bruin for very long, but he’s already realizing how good this team is at making adjustments and fixing mistakes. He talked about just that with Murph postgame in the room.
Brad Marchand had a lot of love for the man of the hour, praising teammate Matt Grzelcyk for his offensive play and how he handled the physicality of the Hurricanes. Marchand also talked to Murph about how this team goes about correcting mistakes compared to Boston teams of the past.
The Bruins understand that, even though they took the first two games, things aren’t going to get any easier. Jake DeBrusk knows the B’s are heading into a hostile environment this week in Carolina, but as he explained there is a lot of belief in the room right now. Room for comfort? Not at this time of year, according to DeBrusk.
Game 3 goes Tuesday night in Carolina, live on NBCSN and 98.5 The Sports Hub at 8:00 pm. As always, stay tuned to the BHN team as we get you set for Boston’s trip down south.