BOSTON — Pulling an Ovechkin.
That’s what Boston playmaker Marc Savard called his hysterical celebration after his game-tying goal at 14:12 of the second period tonight at TD Banknorth Garden.
The Boston Bruins went on to win the game, 3-2, in overtime, on a David Krejci goal. But that wouldn’t have been possible without a diving play to keep the puck alive by Patrice Bergeron and then a power-play goal in front from Savard, who promptly skated full speed to the right-wing half-wall and thrust himself into the glass.
“I was excited,” said Savard, who was coming off his second straight All-Star weekend appearance. “I’ll tell you, it was a tough game because it was a busy weekend – a lot of stuff going on. I really had to dig down deep. It wasn’t one of my best efforts.”
“I think that’s why I was excited so much,” the center continued when asked about Bergeron’s dramatic dive and pass to the front. “He makes a great play to keep it alive, it gets over to me and I caught (Jose) Theodore cheating.”
For the Bruins to make their banner regular season continue and then mean something in the annals of the franchise with a big-time postseason, Savard’s going to have to pull more Ovechkins, and the Bruins are going to have to solve more Ovechkins, Semins, Kovalevs, Gomezes and Eliases. That’s why taking down the Caps was so important. (more…)