Hockey was alive and well in the TD Garden last night. The crowd was chanting and rowdily cheering the 6th seeded Bruins in a very entertaining game (even to the untrained hockey fan). Throughout most of the game the fans were into it hardcore chanting, "Lets Go Bruins" and "Tuuuuuk" whenever their up and coming stud goalie Tuukka Rask made a save. When I turned the game on it sounded like a Manchester United Chelsea soccer match. The very loud and riled up sellout crowd there helped pump their team up in the crucial game 3 win against the 3 seeded Sabres. Boston now leads the best of 7 series 2-1.
Bruins fans didn't have too much to cheer about this year. They were dead last in scoring and just didn't click at all during the regular season. In their first 3 playoffs games the B's have given fans a pleasant surprise, meshing at the right time and finally playing with a sense of urgency. Hopefully the game 4 crowd will bring the same energy Wednesday Night to the TD Garden. Although last night will be tough to match because half the crowd was probably drunk from the good ole Patriot's Day festivities.