The Beast of the Week: Gregory Campbell

The Boston Bruins unbelievable Stanley Cup playoff run continues after their recent defeat of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins improbable come from behind win in game 7 of the conference quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs proved that they are playing on another level of focus and determination. This level of play continued in the conference semifinals and conference finals as they lost only once across those two series. In the Bruins series against the Penguins, one play stood out as an epitome of the Bruins’ postseason. In the 2nd period of the 3rd game, the Penguins had a power play in progress. Evgeni Malkin took a slapshot which was blocked by Gregory Campbell. In doing so, Campbell broke his right fibula (a bone in the leg). However, he remained on the ice in obvious pain to help nullify the Penguins’ power play. He received a standing ovation from the crowd, appreciation from his coach and teammates, and showed why the Bruins have the mindset required to win the Stanley Cup.

Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell

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