Sports domination looks like Todd Gurley sounding the siren to send the Hurricanes into elimination

Alex Reimer
May 17, 2019 - 11:08 am

The only Boston sports foe who shrunk more this year than the Hurricanes was Todd Gurley, so it only makes sense the Rams running back served as Carolina’s siren sounder prior to its inevitable Game 4 loss.

Gurley, who was last seen running into the line of scrimmage and standing on the sideline in Super Bowl LIII, tried to pump up the crowd at PNC Arena Thursday. It left a lot to be desired.

The Rams’ star running back only carried the ball 10 times for 35 yards in the Patriots’ 13-3 victory back in February. Gurley was also a relative non-factor in the NFC championship, in which he ran the ball just four times for 10 yards and a touchdown.

Shortly after the season, it was reported Gurley was experiencing arthritis in his left knee, which explains his disappearing act.

We’ll see how the Hurricanes explain their flopper against the Bruins, losing 4-0 on Thursday to complete the sweep and head home for the summer. The series was a total beatdown: the Bruins trailed for just 13 minutes and 8 seconds over four games. 

Carolina put on a fleeting surge in the third period, outshooting the Bruins 13-11. But per usual, Tuukka Rask stonewalled them. The unnecessarily questioned goalie is putting together a playoff run that could even outshine what Tim Thomas did in 2011, especially if the Bruins come home with the Cup.

Their top line is doing all it can to solidify those efforts –– David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand all scored in Game 4. The Bruins also dominated on the defensive end without Zdeno Chara, who’s dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Since the Hurricanes were so inept, the Bruins may be forced to wait 10 days to begin the Stanley Cup Final. They are on the brink of capturing the city’s third championship this calendar year, putting the rest of the sports world to shame.

The Hurricanes just joined Gurley in the Boston sports graveyard.