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The Bruins are teetering precariously on the edge of the abyss…and they are threathening to take me with them.
Saturday, they lost to the Capitals. Yesterday, they got violated by the Penguins. Patrice Bergeron and Adam McQuaid both got injured. With Nathan Horton, Rich Peverley, Beniot Pouliot, and Tuukka Rask already out, it only to the dire situation the Black and Gold find themselves in late in the season.
Can I get a prayer circle?
McQuaid took a hard hit from James Neal in the 1st and did not return for rest of the game. Bergeron took a shot off the leg and labored badly to try to battle through, but did not return.
Obviously, goaltending is a SERIOUS issue for the Bruins. Serio, people. I knew losing Tuukka would be tough but I had not fully realize it until this weekend.
And when I did, this was me.
Luckily I managed to pull myself together and attempted to analyze this mess of a situation the Bruins are in.
In an ideal world, Tukkaa would have played Saturday’s matinee versus the Caps, allowing Thomas to rest up for the game against the Pens. But with Rask recovering from a groin injury, the Bruins were up Crap Creek without a paddle.
Hell, they didn’t even have a boat.
Then you add in the clocks springing forward for daylight savings, and you have a recipe for a grade A+, #1 disaster of epic proportion.
Yesterday’s game was that unmitigated disaster.
The Pens jumped all over Thomas from the first whistle scoring 3 goals in the first. It was ooglay.
I was ready to rage every time the Penguins touched the puck out of sheer frustration.
Normally, I have no issues with the Penguins. While they are not my favorite team, I respect them and like alot of their players but yesterday, I want to kick all of them in the shins.
Like really hard.
Bruins managed to stauch the bleeding somewhat at the beginning of the 2nd period by pulling Thomas and putting in Marty Turco. TURCO TIME, YA’LL!
Turco played well in his first NHL game in over a year and no one threw smelly fish at him. He only allowed 2 goals (if that can be considered a postitive) and made some great saves, including this gem on JStaal.
Poke Check. Stack the pads.
I don’t know how it could get any worse for the Bruins but if they hope to have any chance to make a run for defending their Stanley Cup, they need to do something.
I have a suggestion.
And lots of it.
Call Mike Green. I’m sure he has some extra lying about.
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.
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.
Somebody check on Chuck and Cassy because the second episode of NHL 36 is going to profile none other than Patrice Bergeron.
Air date: Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network (formerly VERSUS). Re-run: Friday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1 a.m, also on NHL Network Saturday, Jan. 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET. [link]
Somewhere, Chuck is muffling her screams with a pillow.
Merry Christmas Eve! Rudolph had the night off to carbo load but the Boston Bruins scored one goal for each of Santa’s other reindeer. That’s right, the Bruins scored 8 goals. The Panthers scored zero. I know Chuck would want you to see this:
I cannot recall a prettier goal this season. Marchand had a hat trick and 5 points. “Ho Ho Ho!” There was some sick passing going on last night.
There was also at least one sick wardrobe choice. Instead of Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Marchand hosted his own “What the Hell is that Shirt?!” night. Unsurprisingly, he won.
The Bruins love a hot streak. They’ve won their last six, and that’s not their longest of the season. They are currently #2 overall in the League, just one point behind Chicago. For post-game interview, we recommend The Professor because Chuck LOVES him. [link]
Bergy had 1 G/2 A. According to Chuck, he does everything right. Cassy agrees. The rest of us certainly can’t see anything wrong.
Yes, you are, Tyler Seguin.
Yes. You. Are.
TS19 scored his first career hat trick in the Bruins 7-o rout of
Cartman Phil Kessel and the Maple Leafs and it was glorious.
Goal # 1 – One-timer from the left circle. Great cross ice pass from Peverley and Seguin SNIPES it.
Goal #2 – Truly thing of beauty. After making a mistake in the offensive zone, Seguin doesn’t panic. Comes back into the neutral zone. Makes a smart play, kicking a loose puck up to Bergeron. Bergeron comes in, down the right. Seguin in the slot. Bergeron flips it to him, it gets deflected and Seguin bats it out of mid-air over the sieve’s left shoulder. My reaction? “ARE YOU SERIOUS?” Hand-eye coordination perfection. Sick mitts.
Goal #3 – Again a smart play from the Professor (would you expect anything less?), with a little help from Marshamont and Seguin nets his first hatty of his career.
This is only the beginning, people.
There is a reason why he went #2 Overall. And you’ve just seen it right there. Yes, he may be young, but there is no denying the talent he possesses. Is he the next “face” of the NHL? We certainly hope so.
Side note: Seguin may be a natural centerman but there was something so beautiful about the way that he played with Bergeron.
Just like Biggie and Puff Daddy – Bergeron laced the track. Seggy rocked the flow.
A Stanley Cup ring, that is.
Check that out!
That ring = boss.
300 diamonds total. 66 on the ring crest with the iconic spoked “B” over the image of the Stanley Cup. 6 diamonds around the logo signifying the Bruins’ six Cup championships. One side has the player’s name and number, other side has the Cup with the years the B’s have won it – 2011, 1972, 1970, 1941, 1939, and 1929.
Not only can it be worn as a ring, it can also be used as a paperweight, a meat tenderizer, and help you to signal rescue planes should you ever become lost in the Canadian wilderness.
And there are 505 of these pretty baubles to go around.
Players got their rings last night at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Even players no longer with the team, like Mark Recchi and Michael Ryder, came in for the event. Ryder had to get special permission from his new team, the Dallas Stars, to come. Sadly, Marc Savard was not able to join the team, as he is still recovering from concussion.
But you know who was there…WUYS fave Tyler Seguin. Looking very dapper in a pink shirt, btdubs.
Wonder if his mom picked that out for him?
Gentleman, go ahead and “frost yourself”.