Tag Archives: Matt Gilroy

A Lesson from the Professor

17 Jan

Last night, Patrice Bergeron gave a lesson on how to play like a boss.

Granted, he’s always exceptional in my opinion, but last night vs. the Panthers, #37 really was the #1 star of the game.

He scored both goals during regulation for the Bruins – this wrister on a sicky no-look pass from Pouliot and this tip-in on a beauty on a pass from Tyler “Teen Wolf” Seguin.

EH OH! That's a good looking goal, eh?

And as if that wasn’t enough, he scored the crucial goal in the shootout to keep the Bruins’ chances alive, allowing David Krecji to score the SO Winner.

Most of the time, Bergeron’s play isn’t fancy or stuff that is going to make it on NHL on the Fly, but what it is, is solid, consistent and smart.

And with a nickname like “The Professor”, would you really expect anything less?

Sometimes, when you win, it ain’t so pretty.  It’s okay.  It doesn’t have to be.  A win is a win, but this one was sorta ooglay.  Bruins, for some reason, have struggled against the teams in the Southeast division this season but managed to pull out a win and 2 points thanks to the skill of their assistant captain.  [ Check out Bergy’s Post-game presser here. ]

Tonight, Bruins take on the Lightning.  Normally this match-up would have us more excited, but TB is struuuugling.  Like Buttercup and Wesley in the Fire Swamp quicksand.

They are 17-23-4 and  on a 3 game losing streak.  We want them to be better because we adore Stamkos and Squishy and Matt Gilroy (Go BU!), but things just aren’t looking good for the Bolts – despite Stamkos being 2nd in the league in points (50) and leading the league in goals (30).

Tampa Bay, we have a problem.

But at least they are purty to look at.

Bruins vs. Habs – Fight Fest: The Sequel?

8 Mar

Last time the Bruins and the Canadiens faced each other, they combined for 187 minutes of penalty minutes.  (see my post about it here)

That is 3 hours and 7 minutes of shame. Or triumph, depending on who you are rooting for.

The teams also scored 14 goals between them. And the Bruins won.  So that pretty cool.

A win tonight would give the Killer B’s a 7-point lead over the Habs in the Northeast Division.  The Canadiens  have 15 games left which pretty much makes it impossible to overtake the B’s for the divisional title.  It also guarantees the Bruins with a top 3 playoff seeing for the Eastern Conference playoffs.  Right now as it stands, they’d meet the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.  The only upside of that it getting to see Matt Gilroy, our 1st Foxy Friday honoree.

TIMMAY is most likely to the starting goalie tonight despite taking a stinger off his glove hand in practice and Tukkaa threw a tantum at the morning skate.  Rask took a shot to the chest, chucked his stick 20 rows into the seats (no pun intended), and storm off the ice.

No word of if he’s actually injured.  Or just having a hissy fit.

Tyler Seguin is again a healthy scratch for the Bs.  What Up With That, Claude? If you are going to keep scratching him, why not just send him down to Providence so he can a least get some playing time?  I’m sure the popcorn at the Garden is bomb, but don’t you think Seguin will get more from actually playing, even if it is with the Baby B’s?
Upside to  riding the bench – he’ll have more time to hit the weight room.

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Foxy Friday

10 Sep

Welcome to our new feature, Foxy Friday!

Every week, we’ll each choose one hockey player (NHLer or College) who embodies what we feel is the essence, the spirit, nah the quiddity of Foxy Friday – to be smokin’ hot and a wikked good hockey player.

Sure there are other “foxy” criteria that we could consider, like that they build homes for orphaned puppies in the off-season, but we are going to be totally superficial and just go with the two most important ones – blazing, incandescent attractiveness and Harry Potter-like magic skills with a hockey stick.

Chuck’s Pick: Matt Gilroy, New York Rangers

Former BU Terrier.  NCAA Champion.  Hobey Baker Winner.   Stone Cold Fox.

Uh, Hello.

In your eyes...the light...the heat...

One of the most amazingly understated guys to play the game.  And maybe one of the dreamiest…

*le sigh*

Pants’ Pick: Can I go with the same one and give a BU alum double the love today?  Matt Gilroy did NOT live in Warren Towers dorm his  freshman year, I can tell you that much.  It would have looked like the Zac Efron part of this great commercial for Stand Up 2 Cancer: