Do Or Die In Beantown

matthew burdickContributor IMay 12, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 10: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins has to be held back against Carolina Hurricanes the during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 10, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins won 4-0. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Can the Boston Bruins even up their best of seven series with Carolina tonight? After watching the Bruins all season, I have come to realize that Carolina is beating the Bruins at their own game.

In Game 2 the Hurricanes came out and hit. I mean everyone was getting hit, even Lucic, a guy that usually hits before being hit. The Hurricanes have controlled the tempo of these games.They are winning one-on-one battles.

We will find out tonight what this Bruins team is made of. Their game has become very slow, though speed is usually their asset. I will watch and root for my home team tonight, expecting to see a grueling pace of punishment.

So now I ask the question. Will the Bruins tie up game 6 tonight? What aspects of the game do you think they will need to improve to get this win?