The only thing that can stop the Bruins now is overconfidence.

They haven’t just beaten the Penguins in two games in Pittsburgh. They have dismantled their manhood for everyone in the hockey world to see.



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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PITTSBURGH -– Turns out the Penguins are kind of a mess. Who knew? 



It took the Bruins just 28 seconds to show their head coach they were intent on showing him that they heard his message about picking up their play from Game 1.

PITTSBURGH — The Bruins offense has been the only one to show up offensively, and it led them to a 6-1 victory over the Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday. The B’s now hold a 2-0 series lead after taking both games in Pittsburgh.

Tuukka Rask and the B’s once again kept the Penguins quiet, as the league’s top offense has managed just one goal through two games. Rask made 26 saves in the win.

PITTSBURGH — Everyone with the exception of Jaromir Jagr was present at the Bruins’ morning skate Monday at Consol Energy Center. Jagr skated on his own before the skate, so one shouldn’t read into the absence as being injury related.

With Jagr absent, Carl Soderberg skated on Patrice Bergeron’s line in his place. The lineup for Monday’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals figures to be as follows:

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to talk about his team’s Eastern Conference finals series against the Penguins.

Whenever underdogs take a 1-0 series lead, the spin cycle goes into overdrive. Everyone who believed that the Penguins were the superior team will have a reason why things went awry or why things will change in Game 2. Maybe the refs were unfair.



MIKE SALK

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"We hated them so much. We really did. Just so cocky. And we prevailed. We kept on working. It was just everything about them -- the diving, hitting [Nathan Horton], the whining in the papers. But you know, we took it, we went with it ... stuck to our game, played our game, and won it."



PITTSBURGH – That didn’t take long. 



The question was innocent enough. After scoring two more playoff goals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh Saturday, David Krejci was asked if he considers himself in the same class as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.