Boston Enigma Continued: First Period Game Thread

A great man once said:

Boston enigma
Win, win

Jagr Bs gif

I am on board with this sentiment.

On to the Jagr Day festivities!

The Bruins are going to visit old Uncle Jaromir tonight. It wouldn’t be right to enter his home without bringing the proper offerings. I’ve compiled a list of suggestions.

1. Peanut butter. It’s well documented that it brings the Jagr great joy.
Jagr Butter

2. Bitches. Bitches love the Jagr, and the Jagr loves the bitches.
farmer Jagr

See? He feels so comfortable in their presence.
jagr puppy

3. The bitches line inevitably led somewhere else. Draw your own conclusions.
Jagr cat

4. It seems logical that the Davids should call Kladno and ask his favorite parent, Mamamir Jagr to come so the great Jaromir is happy and has mercy on their souls.
Mama Jagr bench
Jagr Mama Cup
Jagr Mama HHOF

5. Most importantly, they should bring more Jagr, you know, because you can never have enough. Just in case.
Jagr too old
Jagr favorite

JagrBlingee
Jagr massage

Anyway, on to the actual game preview. Sigh.

Things have been going well since the start of the Liles and Stempniak era (2-0-1).

The Bruins are currently third in the Adams Atlantic Division, one point behind the Panthers. Jaromir Jagr is tied for third in all-time scoring with 1850 points. He is tied with Gordie Howe. You heard right: Jaromir Jagr has tied Gordie Howe for third in scoring. I’d love a shutout, but I’d REALLY love to see him score and take second place. Please win 6-1, Bruins.

LAST TEN GAMES:
BRUINS:
6-3-1
PANTHERS:
4-4-2

SCORING LEADERS
BRUINS:
Points – Patrice Bergeron: 26-31-57
Goals – Brad Marchand: 33-18-51

PANTHERS:
Points – Jaromir Jagr: 21-27-48
Goals – Jaromir Jagr: 21-27-48, old friend Reilly Smith: 21-18-39

GOALTENDERS:
This is a ridiculously similar matchup, numerically speaking.
blub blub blub

Tuukka Rask:
26-18-6 / 4 shutouts / .919 SV%

Roberto Luongo:
27-16-4 / 4 shutouts / .924 SV%

Tuukka shades

INJURY NOTES:
For the Bruins, Kevan Miller (upper body) is day-to-day and didn’t travel with the team after a nasty hit from Alexander Ovechkin Saturday.

For the Panthers, Jonathan Huberdeau is back tonight after missing six games with an upper body injury.

Side note:
Chara didn’t skate this morning, but don’t let that scare you:


If you must know, his twin boys arrived yesterday. He probably had to go pick them up at the UPC office – those guys never wait for you to get to the damn door. That’s likely why.

LINES, LINES, EVERYWHERE ARE LINES…

BRUINS:

FANCYCATS:

Lines are likely looking like this, with Huberdeau slotting in somewhere:

Hudler-Barkov-JAGRRRRRRRRRR
Jokinen-Trocheck-Smith
Rau-Bjugstad-Purcell
Howden-Shaw-Thornton

Kulikov-Ekblad
Campbell-Gudbranson
Kampfer-Petrovic

Luongo

SOME TWEETS FROM SOME PEOPLE:
1. Unless we’ve moved to the three point system, this is incorrect. Oops. I forgot we were playing Tampa tomorrow. Forget this remark. Number two is still valid.
2. What is “The Lightening”? A film about Thomas Edison, perhaps?

Uh… just in case you were thinking of making a wager. B2B does not endorse such activity. I’m not sure how well any of you would do with your bookie’s …”associates”.

dirty look

yikes

This was funnier a few minutes ago because I thought it said, “I feel pretty”. Such disappoint. Much ugly. Wow.

Oh, Marshy…

Marshy pest

bitches be trippin

Last, a Jagr haiku:
Jagr enigma
Such mystery surrounds you
More zany goals, please

It’s almost hockey time:
1… 2… 3… LET’S HAVE FUN!
lets have fun

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The BOB
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The BOB

Acciari with what I believe is his first point. Now if only I had the first clue in how to pronounce his name!

DrHandgrenaid
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Uh-CHAR-EE

The BOB
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The BOB

Danke. I can see that making sense

Rallye
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Rallye

Or the joke would be no-WELL

Rallye
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Rallye

Or hiz NAYm

Rallye
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Rallye

Gesundheit

blebrasseur
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blebrasseur

I haven’t had a chance to watch much recently. But I wanted to jump on just to say, I kind of like this Stempniak fellow. Bruins seem to score when he’s on the ice.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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They did good for aquisitions – both Stempniak & Liles are earning their paychecks

The BOB
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The BOB

Still think they should have traded Loui (terrified they’ll talk themselves into re-signing him) but have to give them credit for those moves. Too bad they lacked foresight to offer Lee a contract instead of PTO…

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I can see the case for all 3 options (sign/trade/own-rental)
It could get expensive if they give him money+term, since he’s likely to start to decline in a couple years. I just hope they get some value one way or the other in the offseason.

carvinbass18
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With the reports coming out on the offers coming in for Loui make me glad we didn’t trade him. He’s “our rental” now and sure an extention will likely be tough to pull of to help the B’s but them the brakes? I guess the B’s thought we’d be set on the RW with Pasta / Connolly / Loui / Randell

DrHandgrenaid
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Mistakes were made and they thought the roster was set. Certain…. choices…. didn’t pan out. Its the fuckin’ way she goes

E-Orr04
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E-Orr04

they weren’t offered enough for Loui

The BOB
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The BOB

Don’t know what they were offered but I’d have gladly taken the Ladd package. Better than losing asset for nothing (hopefully)

carvinbass18
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Handgrenaid can confirm or correct but I believe they were offered a 2nd rounder and a C prospect for Loui. That’s worse than just keeping him.

The BOB
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The BOB

Eesh, that makes no sense given return Winn got for a lesser Ladd

DrHandgrenaid
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That seems to be the murmurings I’ve seen. Trading him for that is trading him for the sake of trading him. No Bueno

E-Orr04
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E-Orr04

approximately a bag of pucks

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

Four goals in one period? Is this real life?

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Or is this fantasy?

the german hammer
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Caught in a landslide

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

No escape from reality.

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Open your eyes

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

Look up to the sky and seeeeeeeeee

the german hammer
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Look up to the skies and see,

DrHandgrenaid
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I’m just a poor boy

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

I need no sympathy

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Because its easy come

Rallye
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Rallye

Easy go

DrHandgrenaid
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Little High

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

Little high.

E-Orr04
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E-Orr04

little low

blebrasseur
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blebrasseur

anyway the wind blows

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

It doesn’t really matter to me.

blebrasseur
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blebrasseur

To Me

DrHandgrenaid
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Toooo meeeee

Rallye
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Rallye

Bismillah… No

Rallye
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Rallye

Nobunny luvs me

the german hammer
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BERGY! Brought his A game!

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E-Orr04
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E-Orr04

perfection

IntentionallyWidenberg
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soooo muuuch perfect

DrHandgrenaid
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So is Z deferring his Zack trick to Bergy?

Rallye
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Rallye

Bergy! WooOooOooOooOooOoooOoOoOoOooOoOoo!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Screw you, Panthers. We SAID the lead is THREE GOALS, DAMNIT!

UNCMedievalist
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UNCMedievalist

MY GOODNESS. BERGY!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Good Goal on the board again. That cat is on fire.

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