Morning Free Association: December 21

The Bruins hosted the Islanders last night and the B2B crew got together to celebrate Dr. Handgrenaid’s birthday. Lots of beer plus one dubious cocktail at Boston Beer Works and off we went!

It was Dennis Seidenberg’s first game back to Boston since being bought out in the offseason. He had a heck of a run with Team Europe in the World Cup and earned himself a contract with the Islanders. During the first TV timeout in the first period, the Bruins honored him with a tribute video of his time with the B’s. The crowd honored him, as well, giving him a standing ovation.

As for the actual game… Well, it started off like this:

Ah, yes. One of thoooooooose games.

Two shots later, Carlo makes a bad pinch and the Islanders get a 2-on-1 break the other way. Thomas Hickey fires it past Tuukka and it’s 2-0. The Bruins outshoot the Islanders 19-12, but the Islanders take that 2-0 lead into the second period.

Six or so minutes into the second, the Islanders dump the puck into the trapezoid. Killer wins the footrace but Kulemin bumps him off the puck. Tuukka fails to seal the post. 3-0 Islanders. Claude’s seen enough, pulls Tuukka, and we get Dobber the rest of the way. I’m too angry to notice that the Bruins outshoot the Islanders 22-11 that period.

In the third period, finally something nice happens:

The B’s keep up with a spirited effort and four minutes later Dominic Moore tips a Captain Zadayno slapshot past Greiss and it’s 3-2. The Bruins shoot the puck some more. And shoot and shoot and shoot. Doesn’t matter. The Islanders get a power play, Anders Lee jams one home, and that’s that. 4-2 is your final. Final shots on goal: Islanders 29, Bruins 50. Frickin’ 50.

Usually when you put 50 shots on goal, you win. Usually when you put 50 shots on goal, you can claim you outplayed your opponent. Neither of these things was true last night. Ah well. The B2B crew stumbled over to The Fours and had a good time commiserating about it. Something I’m trying to remind myself is that the B’s will get a lot better once Beleskey, Pasta, and Vatrano are back in the lineup.

What’s on tap?

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Good to see Seids & Johnny B again.

carvinbass18
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Good afternoon peeps. Holy shit I’ve been busy today. Last night’s game was straight garbage. Classic “let’s play down to our competition”. As Bill Belichick would say, “We’re on to Florida” Glad to hear those who were at the game had a good time though!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Speaking of Flordia, did you hear that the Tangerine Hate Machine has nominated Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola as his Secretary of the Army?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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He seems like a strange pick, and I find it odd that Cheeto Jeebus is worrying about appointees below the cabinet level already, but nothing about Viola leaps out at me to suggest that he wouldn’t be a decent Secretary of the Army. (Which is probably a first considering the appointees I’ve seen so far)

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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So an old ex is moving away today and we agreed a few weeks ago to have lunch or coffee before departing. While making plans, she insulted my family and my drive in life. If I was ever unsure of ending that one, I am certainly not now!

And yes, I found something else to do on my lunch break.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
the german hammer
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That’s too bad that she’s got to be that way. But I also wonder if she felt that saying that would express that she might have some reservations about her move and this next phase in life and that she’d take it out on you, which is not fair.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

To avoid hangovers: Just keep on drinkin’!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All! Where was the MFA at 7:30 this morn? Just got back from bringing Jo to work.
I had a bad dream that I went to a Bruins game last night. There were fun people there and lots of Islanders, but the Bs were late for the game.
Tried to drink coffee without bourbon this morning – yuck. I’ll never do that again. Fixed the coffee and my day is better!!!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

WHERE IS EVERYONE

phonymahoney
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I’M HERE!!!!!!

carvinbass18
Editor

ME TOO!!!!

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Heading back to Vermont soon despite your advice.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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My guess is in their beds sleeping off one hell of a hang over. I can type some shit if you want.

carvinbass18
Editor

I was screaming busy this morning. Little less so now

the german hammer
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Nope, but DHG and I went out for brunch.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan81 and I walking to the Green Line after the Fours:

Homeless guy to Satan81: You should be ho!ding your girl’s hand!

Satan81: SHE’S MY SISTER!!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

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They’re brother & sister too!

the german hammer
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KISS CAM!

carvinbass18
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

I just laughed so hard I peed my pants.

phonymahoney
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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Had a lot of fun despite the crap game. I DON’T WANNA HEAD BACK TO THE REAL WORLD!

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

What is this “real world” of which you speak? It sounds scary.

The London Bear
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Spent my whole life trying to avoid it – mostly successfully! grin

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

uhm…Dont?

Satan 81's Sister
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Let me call my boss.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

uhm…Don’t?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

So which one of you guys is bad luck? :p

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