Recap: Hurricanes vs. Bruins



Where do I even begin? I mean the obvious answer to recapping a hockey game would be to start at the beginning, close the piece with the final score and a blurb about who the Bruins play next. Yet, as the Bruins dropped the second biggest game of the season 2-1 in the shootout to the Carolina Hurricanes, I’m finding myself at a loss to begin this one.


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Rask was terrific tonight. Making big save after big save all night long. Even the defense was pretty solid tonight, just no goal scoring. As Dale Arnold said during the post game report, consistently the Bruins have been unable to string an entire team effort full 60 minute game. Some nights the goal scoring is there, but the defense / goal tending isn’t, other night’s it’s the other way around. For those that didn’t get to see the whole game though, here we go.

 


The game starts off with Ron Hainsey ringing iron three and a half minutes into the period.


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At 5:53, Jimmy Hayes tries to fight Brad Malone, and collectively people wonder, “Was that a fight?” Replay shows yes, both players have the gloves come off, so indeed it was a fight, but uhhhh. No. Don’t fight, okay, Hayes?
The Canes make two trips to the penalty box at 8:24 & 14:42 as Noah Hanifin & Chris Terry both take holding penalties.


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daaawwww


Bruins go 0-2 on the PP and that’s that.
A few seconds after Rask makes his third huge stop of the period. Jaccob Slavin scored his second of the season, giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead.


This is not a good stat here Bruins



Second period
Very little happened in this period. Other than the rarely called, yet amusing to the 12 year old side of me, “Holding the Stick” penalty, this period was a dud. Some zone time early, some PK time, some PP time. Carolina hemming them in later in the period. You know, classic Bruins second period stuff. Lets take a break and watch a cute puppy get tired.


isn’t that cute?

Third Period
It’s do or die time now Bruins. Okay, maybe not die, but maimed then? Loui Eriksson buries his 29th of the season 1:45 into the period on an absolute garbage line change by the Hurricanes.


props for not taking a too much man penalty there, but uhhh maybe you should have

At several points throughout the third period, the TD Garden erupted with a “We Want Playoffs” chant from the fans. Can’t say I blame them. Many jokes are made however about where the chants starts, like from the Neely / Sweeney suite or the Jacobs suite. My vote: upper bowl drunks.
Late in the game, with the score still tied 1-1. Captain Zdeno Chara makes a game, maybe even season, saving save by pulling the puck off the goal line as it somehow trickles through Rask’s five hole.


zeeson saving play amirite!?

Stick tap to Pete Blackburn who GIF’d Chara listening to Bearly on Topic’s “A Playoff Carol” realizing that it’s content might actually come true.


Regulation comes to an end though and it’s still 1-1.


Overtime & shootout
Good post returns again as the first scoring chance goes Carolina’s way, but doesn’t count as a shot thanks to iron. At 2:26 in the OT Jordan Staal trips up Colin Miller, and they both go off for matching minors. People smarter than me think it’s the right call on Miller for embellishment, but to me it looked very similar to the tripping penalty on Loui Eriksson in the second.


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Again, the over time ends 1-1, and now the Bruins HAVE to get this second point right?


Nope. Noah Hanifin scores the loan goal in the 10th round of the shoot out to win this one 2-1. No two points. Still behind in ROW. Now with Detroit having a game in hand and the Flyers having two games in hand, and only having two games remaining.


It was #ClicheNight though, and I will close with my favorite cliche from IntentionallyWidenberg

It’s not how many saves you make
it’s how many you don’t make.
#ClicheNight

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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Chara needs some more playoff ghosts.

beachguy113
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beachguy113

Umm my question is who is my tour guide? I want directions to the fridge first….the beverage fridge at that!!

the german hammer
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I really wish they could have been the Hurrican’ts rather than the Hurricans. Or that the Bruins could win a game at the end of the season.

phonymahoney
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hahahaha…. fixed
unless I missed the joke

the german hammer
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I actually thought he meant it that way so I kept it. It was accurate as the Cans took 2 of 3 from us this season.

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Even when they win the Hurricanes let me down…

I ran into bpen. He misses you and wondered where you guys went so he might stop by. Hope Im not the guy who just walked into a party and started inviting more people but we all like bpen. So, hope that’s cool

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Good. I just felt I should mention it since I’m technically new here lol

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Oh Jesus I brought everyone. Don’t tell Trump about me. He already said he’d use nukes on Europe. Now I’m bring immigrants. But I assume some are good people.

Satan81
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Hey, where in Europe are you?

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Torino Italy! I just took two weeks off to travel the continent though, I was in Germany (third time there) I love Frankfurt

The BOB
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The BOB

Wait… people liked bpen?!

Miss Muse
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Whatever you think of him, he’s certainly not boring. smile I like him.

The BOB
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The BOB

Honestly, I don’t recall many specifics about most of the people there. I seem to recall I jousted with him quite often but it was all above board and in good taste, no issue with that.

DrHandgrenaid
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This seems pretty spot on. bpen, like you, is the consummate debater. Except much more civil than most

Miss Muse
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He was civil but he would nitpick to all hell rendering OTHERS uncivil eventually. smile

phonymahoney
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this

The BOB
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The BOB

I can’t tell if you are talking about bpen or me…

DrHandgrenaid
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bpen is the nitpicker.

The BOB
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The BOB

I realized… was joking that I also tended to drive people into incivility through my love of debate (being a Masshole)

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

Get prepared for some more nitpicking.

The BOB
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The BOB

I’m confused… are you bpen’s new pseudonym?

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

No haha. I dont really know bpen all that well. But im working on my Phd in nitpicking and from SCOC though

beachguy113
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beachguy113

Im just happy to see everyone or read everyone again or however you say it on here.

The BOB
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The BOB

Funny thing with those situations is that too many people take it personally… as if debating a topic means you have do dislike one another when that couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s all about respecting the lines regardless of how contentious you get/seem.

Very rarely do I take anything said in a discussion personally or do I actively dislike the person I am talking with.

phonymahoney
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PRECISELY.
This is why we came here.

The BOB
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The BOB

Phony, of course, is the exception to that last line…

DrHandgrenaid
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People could rightly ask the same about you dude, so….

The BOB
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The BOB

Wait… people liked me?!

I really have to question their taste!

DrHandgrenaid
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Its probably more accurate to say they don’t dislike you

The BOB
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The BOB

That seems far more reasonable. More in line with my own thoughts on the matter.

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

Like this goon. Hey everyone

phonymahoney
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Hey dude!

Satan 81's Sister
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Hey!

Miss Muse
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My mouth literally dropped open when I saw this!

Good to see you, friend! How are ya?!

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

Good good, Ive been wondering for a couple of months now where you guys all went lol. I heard twitter but I dont use it so I never went on to check. Been a long ass season. Cool to see what all of you have been up to. Looks like I have a lot to check out on the site.
What about yourself?

Miss Muse
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I’m OK! Not much really going on right now, personally, but I’m traveling to Sweden for about a week and a half in June. That’s about it for me. smile

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

Thats awesome! I want to travel so badly. Just starting my MSc will slow that down though cry

I might be going to Montreal though if that counts.

Satan81
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Montréal totally counts. Great place to visit, too.

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

Im excited! Might get to collaborate with some great people at McGill Oncology Center

DrHandgrenaid
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Sorry we left you behind. We took a while to get this place moving and are still sorta in the midst of our soft rollout. Glad you are here now!

Dwayne Gretzky
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Dwayne Gretzky

No worries. Looks good!

DrHandgrenaid
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Hey there dude!

the german hammer
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Hello!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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YES!

Satan81
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Heya!

Miss Muse
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Nah, go right ahead! Better you than us, eh? grin

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I’ve been quoted! Woo hoo! I’m a celebrity ‘n stuff! cool

I now return to my previously scheduled activity: “crying in my beer”, already in progress…

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