Morning Free Association: December 15 2016 – Bruins @Pens recap.

The Bruins took on the Penguins last night in the PP&GQLTMPLLLDDD center.

The two teams enter the game having some similarities, with href=”http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/murrama02.html?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-“>Matt Murray playing goal at a level comparable to Tuukka Rask. The Bruins are second only to the Pens in shots on goal per game, however, the Bruins lack of finish has left them with a PPG not much over 2 compared to the Penguins 4+. The league’s top goal scorer, Sidney Crosby will play opposite the second most prolific goal scorer, David Pastrnak. Bruin Matt Grzelcyk makes his debut as an NHL defenseman, paired with Kevan Miller, wearing #48
On the other end of the spectrum:

Krug is paired With McQuaid

First Period:
Chris Kunitz gets the game’s first penalty, tripping St. Patrice in the crease, trying to get at a puck behind Tuukka’s net. The Bruins’ ‘dominant’ power play was as effective as usual: No points.

A bad change by the Penguins leaves plenty of space for Rad Brad Marchand to slip a goal past Matt Murray’s wilberries! Bruins lead, 1-0

Two minutes later, Crosby fires a pass to Schultz, who buries a quick little wrister under Tuukka’s armpit. Tie game, 1-1

Impeccably reading the momentum, Jimmy Hayes soon commits boarding against Brian Dumoulin – B’s go on the penalty kill.
Just as the Bruins are completing the kill, Patric Hornqvist wrapped his free hand around an off-balance Marchand -POWER PLAY!!!
And soon into the power play, Kris Letang makes a high, late hit on our golden child, David Pastrnak, leading to a 5-on-3.
Boston’s overwhelming ability to finish is on a tour-de-force resulting in no goals.
Or perhaps they confused ‘power play’ with ‘flower play’
Flower?
or worse, ‘shower play’
derp
Regardless, the Bruins are the better team in the 1st period and finish the period ahead in shots, but tied on the board.

G 1 – 11
SOG 15 – 11
Hits 8 – 13
Pim 2 – 6

Second Period:
Early in the 2nd, the Bruins are a little behind the play. They get pinned in the defensive zone, unable to clear for a couple of minutes, but Tuukka bails them out.
After Tuukka gets them a faceoff and a line change, they manage to get some offensive zone time, leading to David Krejci crowding the net and putting the Bruins in the lead, 2-1.

On the next Penguins zone entry, a marginal high-stick by Marchand leads to an epic Crosby head-snap, and a Penguins power play.


Generating a Nick Bonino score. Tie game, 2-2

An Evgeni Malkin penalty results in no goals, and soon after, a missed assignment during a line change results in a Malkin scoring opportunity that draws a slashing penalty from Matt Grzelcyk.
This time the Bruins are able to protect their own house.

The Bruins have a few strong shifts toward the end of the period, but cannot move the puck into the net.
All in all, the Bruins were not quite good enough in the 2nd.

G 1 – 1 ( 2- 2)
SOG 16 – 11 (31 – 23)
Hits 12 – 13 (20 – 26)
PIM 4 – 2 (6 – 8)

Third Period:
Early in the 3rd, Tuukka takes a slapshot to the head, drops it, faceplants, and blocks the rebound with his stick.

At this point, people notice that Kevan Miller is not on the bench. No one can say why.

Midway through, Marchand pushes Daley during a scrum in the corner, where Daley’s head goes into the boards hard. Marchand goes to the box for cross-checking.
During the PK, Hornqvist shields Tuukka, with Conor Sheary getting the better positioning of Krug, and Sheary tips in a Schultz shot.


Penguins take the lead, 3-2

After 5 minutes of mostly unexciting play, Pasta steals a puck from Murray behind the net, skates around front, and scores 5-hole on Nick Bonino, who slides helplessly into the net after it.

Tie game, 3-3.

Late in the period, on a Sheary breakaway, Tuukka makes a bouncing leg-pad stop and the puck gets lodged in his pad when he tries to settle it down.

End of regulation.

Extra Hockey:

Bryan Rust crashes the net in OT, and Tuukka drops into the butterfly, while Rust picks the top shelf.


Penguins take it in OT, 4-3.
Bruins still get a point.

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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Hey all, late afternoon check in.

Got to go to the game last night, gotta say that stadium does not have a bad view in the place. Fun game, shame they didnt come out with the win, but ill take the loser point.

Hope everyone is having a fun time not in the stupid cold front thats occuring!

Satan 81's Sister
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Zboril needs to get his shit together. Was suspended five games back in November for this hit:
http://theqmjhl.ca/video/zboril-suspended-5-games
And apparently got a misconduct for a hit to the head in last night’s Canada/Czech World Junior exhibition game.

phonymahoney
Editor

Jeeeeez

carvinbass18
Editor

aaaannnnnddd i just split my finger open -_-

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

WORKERS COMP!

phonymahoney
Editor

Boooo

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Ouch!

Satan81
Admin

– Gryz looked good out there.
– Killer was brutal on the Bonino goal. Bad gap control and he ended up screening Turkey.
– Speaking of Killer, any word on what happened to him?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

Turkey Rask!

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

I’m still laughing at this.

Satan81
Admin

– damn you, autocorrect
– I love you guys

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

That autocorrect belongs in the hall of fame alongside “Tootsies.”

phonymahoney
Editor

Hahahah and Hoity YouTube

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

he ended up screening Turkey.

Gobble gobble?

Satan 81's Sister
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carvinbass18
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Morning everyone.

  • Fell asleep from the middle of the 2nd to the beginning of over time. God I’m tired today.
  • 3 out of 4 against Mtl & Pit. I’ll take it.
  • Going to be at trivia tonight for the game, it’ll be on at the bar, but I won’t be watching all that much
  • I thought I had more here today, but nope.
  • The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Last night I played a hockey game with one guy on the bench. It was brutal. Oh yeah, out goalie didn’t know, so we skated 6 on 5 the entire game. The other team took it easy, but we lost 12-7.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Been there. The beer is still cold and tastes even better after one of those games.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Morning all. Holy fuck balls is it cold.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Morning, pals!

  • Tough loss, but hey, we got a point.
  • Pastrnak has shown us that he can score so many different ways. I really love that about him.
  • Grizz! <3
  • Got my Christmas bonus yesterday. I am always paranoid that I do a terrible job. My boss, who is generally not a feedback kind of guy, had WONDERFUL things to say, and blew me out of the fucking water with that bonus check. Sweet Jesus. It’s like 8 weeks pay. I can’t deal right now, I’m taken aback.
  • While I feel like I won the lottery, I still need to pull my damn life together over here.
  • Touring to see the new place tomorrow. Should be interesting.
  • Ten days ’til Christmas!
  • Looking for $15/$20 Yankee swap gift ideas for work. Obviously nobody here will care about liquor, so that’s out. Thoughts?
  • The London Bear
    Member

    – Yup
    – Yup
    – Had a really strong game didn’t he? I think we can be justifiably excited for the future of this team.
    – Congratulations. Spend it wisely. Or, y’know, don’t smile

    Looking for $15/$20 Yankee swap gift ideas for work. Obviously nobody here will care about liquor, so that’s out. Thoughts?

    Don’t care about liquor? Who are these people? My missus goes mad for scented candles. Maybe that would be more to their liking.
    https://www.aromanaturals.com/pages/classic-aromas

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    She works at a distributor. They literally don’t need more liquor.

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    They literally don’t need more liquor.

    I mean, is that possible?

    The London Bear
    Member

    Ha! Fair enough.

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    He did have a good game.

    They won’t care about the liquor gift because they can get it there for free wink

    The London Bear
    Member

    Was hoping there was a good reason and that’s as good as they come! grin

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Looking for $15/$20 Yankee swap gift ideas for work. Obviously nobody here will care about liquor, so that’s out. Thoughts?

    Maybe a Dunkin gift card or gift card to a lunch place?

    The London Bear
    Member

    Morning folks.

    Just finished watching last night’s game. A bit disappointing but I think if someone had told us at the start of the week that we’d get three points from Habs and Pens most of us would have been ok with that, no?

    The first of back-to-back Xmas parties tonight! Official office one tonight, then the departmental one tomorrow. Will be taking it easy today and hopefully get home not much after midnight to catch a bit of the Ducks game.

    On tap: responsible drinking

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    On tap: responsible drinking

    Oh boooooooooooooo! smile

    The London Bear
    Member

    You’ve got to pace yourself at this time of year! Don’t want to risk burnout mrgreen

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    It’s fucking freezing out!! Had a contractor here to look at the barn, which is ready to fall down. Couldn’t wait for him to leave so i could go in and warm up. Fuck winter!!
    Also, i’m looking for a sub for tonight’s double header in Danbury. Because fuck that.

    wpDiscuz