Hoo boy, where to begin?
This game was ear-marked as being a Very Important Game, which the Bruins managed to show up for. They scored four unanswered goals against the Blackhawks at the United Center! Of course, when you skate around aimlessly for just about two-thirds of the game, spotting the home team SIX GOALS, in the process, things just aren’t going to work out.
I don’t really want to speak too much of this game so I am going to adopt the Miss Phony Mahoney Method of breaking down this broken game and then watch something more uplifting like Law & Order: SVU.
Mine comes with its own shot glass.
The Bruins are facing a SIX-GOAL UPHILL CLIMB on a day that the damn Red Wings have the day off. The Wings are doing NOTHING today, and for some reason, the Bruins decide “Hey, that looks like fun too!” WITH ONLY THREE GAMES TO PLAY AND NO PLAYOFF SPOT TO SHOW FOR IT!
(I’m trying to keep myself from throwing my TV off the balcony at this point. Cut me some slack here.)
Did you love the Coach’s Challenge backfiring on Quenneville as much as I did? Especially since the Hawks were sitting on a damn five goal lead at that point? How about the empty-netter being ruled offside at the end of the game? Oh, and Hossa is still stuck at 499 goals even after yesterday’s game. Loser.
The Bruins will play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday at TD Garden. Unless there is some fancy math I’m missing, the Canes are out of the playoffs. Could be a prime opportunity for the Bruins to grab some sorely needed two points. Fingers crossed. Also, goddammit, Carolina, play Eddie Lack already.