Morning Free Association: What a Maroon!

It was the Patrick Maroon show at the Garden last night, which is a shame because he was a Bruins opponent.

Prior to the game, there was a tribute to Milt Schmidt, the Ultimate Bruin.

First Period:

Patrick Maroon scores first at 1:08 when Connor McDavid manages to get the puck around three Bruins defenders.

Zdeno Chara took exception to something that Maroon did, and a fight ensued. Well, some hugging and then punchyface for good measure.

(You know I love it when Andrew Ference gets a mention!)

Colin Miller gets the goal on a slap shot to tie the game at 7:16.

In a way, I wish it weren’t the case, but my boy is slumping. At least someone else is rising to the occasion.

Second Period:

At 10:43, Patrice Bergeron snaps one on goal to give the Bruins the lead, 2-1.

Just over two minutes later, Maroon nets his second goal of the night.

The teams go into the third tied two-all.

Third Period:

After gaining entry into the Bruins zone, Matt Benning sends the puck to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, off of whom the puck bounces for a goal 14 seconds into the period. The goal was reviewed to make sure it wasn’t punched in by Nugent-Hopkins. It wasn’t. Edmonton leads, 3-2.

Later in the period, Maroon nets a third goal for a Hat Trick at 9:02, which the Bruins challenged for it being off-side. NESN did show some footage from the blue line camera, that is so special only Hockey Ops in Toronto gets to use it, that they said proved that it was inconclusive BUT TOTALLY LOOKED CONCLUSIVE THAT THE OTHER OILERS PLAYER WAS OVER THE LINE BEFORE THE PUCK. Why even have an off-side rule, guys?

After this goal, Matt Kalman of CBS Boston, tweeted the following:

What exactly does that mean?

With eleven minute elapsed in the third period, the Bruins had only one shot on goal. Luck would change for them even later in the period

Bruins get a power play late in Third when Eric Gryba kneed David Pastrnak, then a 5-on-3 situation when Benoit Pouliot was called for tripping Brad Marchand. Finally, David Krejci scored at 17:04. The Bruins would remain on the power play for another minute with no results.

Tuukka Rask vacates the net at 18:45. Here’s what happens after: some frustrating shots, some good faceoffs won, some inopportune icings. Oilers down the Bruins, 4-3.

This team.

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