All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.
Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.
The Bruins had already proved they could overcome losing the first two games of a series at home earlier in the 2011 playoffs, when they eliminated the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. But they certainly did not want to be faced with the same daunting challenge in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Lightning. In order to avoid that, the B’s needed to bounce back from a sound defeat in the series opener and win Game 2 at TD Garden.
Amidst all that pressure, it was a 19-year-old rookie in just his second playoff game who shined the brightest for Boston. With the Bruins trailing 2-1 after one period, Tyler Seguin tallied 4 points in the second period -- scoring two beautiful goals and assisting on a pair by Michael Ryder -- as Boston posted five goals in the period to take a commanding 6-3 lead after 40 minutes. Seguin, who had just 11 goals and 22 points in the regular season, became the first teenager to score 4 points in a playoff game since Vancouver's Trevor Linden reached the mark against Calgary in 1989.