Top 10 of 2010: #2 Bruins’ trip to Cup semis was close enough to taste

Bruins won Game 3 despite Krejci injury/By S. Bradley

TheBruinsBlog.net looks back at the top 10 Bruins moments of calendar year 2010.

There’d be nothing for the Bruins and their fans but heartache and despair after the evening of May 5. But when the finally horn sounded that evening in Philadelphia, it looked like the road ahead led to the Stanley Cup semifinals.

Facing an early deficit, the Bruins got goals from Blake Wheeler and Miroslav Satan 94 seconds apart in the second period to take the lead en route to a 4-1 win in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Flyers.

Everyone knows that Satan’s goal came at a price. On the play, David Krejci was level by an open-ice hit from Mike Richards that resulted in an awkward fall and a dislocated wrist by the Bruins’ center. Krejci would not return in the series and Boston would not win another game.

However, the Bruins’ ability to go into hostile territory, fall behind and lose a star player, and then still pull off a victory that clinched a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 series lead still made Game 3 against the Flyers a highlight of the year.

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