Throughout the Bruins-Lightning Eastern Conference Final, TheBruinsBlog.net will collaborate on Q&A features before every game with Jon Jordan 0f Beasts of the Southeast at Kukla’s Korner.
Here are my latest responses to Jon’s questions about the rest of the series, Tomas Kaberle and more:
JJ: Four games in and I think we can say with some certainty now that we’ve seen a little bit of everything:
Lightning dominance in game one.
The surprising run-and-gun, back-and-forth action of game two.
A Tim Thomas shutout in a defensive gem from the Bruins in game three.
And now the game four comeback from the Lightning to knot the series at 2-2, heading back to Boston.
I’m putting it to you to play Swami now, Matt: After four games so different in nature, what happens next in what’s become a best-of-three?
MK: Ugh. Swami makes me of that buffoon Chris Berman. How about we classify me as the new Carnac the Magnificent? [JJ Note: How about a compromise? Just for our Canadian friends, we’ll call you “Kreskin”.]
What happens next is anyone’s guess. I mean, we’re at a point in the series where the Vezina Trophy favorite Tim Thomas is getting lambasted by the fan base for his latest subpar performance and there are people actually making an argument to start a guy in net, Mike Smith for Tampa Bay who was in the minors most of the season over Dwayne Roloson, who led all goalies in GAA and save percentage entering this series. I honestly don’t know what planet we’re playing this series on.
I honestly can’t get a read on how these games are going to go at all. No individuals can seem to put together strong consecutive games and obviously every game has featured its own unique flow and style. There’s only thing I know for certain: That we both picked this series to go seven and we’re looking pretty good for that right now.
For the rest of my answers, log on to Kukla’s Korner.