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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Thetallest81
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GUYS I HAVE KEYS TO A PLACE THAT IS NOW MINE!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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You are now the MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE! *

*universe limited to within a 50′ radius of a spot in Hartford suburbs to be specified at a later date. Additional charges may apply.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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And congratulations!

Thetallest81
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i am the key master…are you the gate keeper?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister
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CONGRATS WHEN’S THE PARTY WHERE YOU GIVE US BEER?!

Thetallest81
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Well, i mean….depends on if you want to be in a place that has things in it or not yet.

EVERYONE GRAB A SPOT ON THE HARDWOOD AND CLAIM IT AS YOUR SPOT AND HAVE BEER!

Satan 81's Sister
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We can’t break anything if there’s nothing in it yet!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

It’s not a party until something gets broken!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’m in the same boat! The party will not be televised (at least until we have electricity!).

The London Bear
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I don’t get management’s lack of love for Acciari

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Acciari is the prototypical Merlot line player. Limited upside, hits hard, doesn’t make too many mistakes. One would think they’d love him.
Maybe they are committed to salvaging the Jimmy Hayes experiment, and he gets bumped around because of it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I feel like they should just admit they thought they were getting Kevin Hayes and move on.

The London Bear
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He strikes me as the kind of guy you maybe wouldn’t play every game, but if you’re up against a fast, skilled team you put him in the line up to try and drag them into a scrappy, rough-and-tumble sort of game.

I guess he’s going down to make way for Backes, if they even need to do that? Tbh my knowledge of this kind of roster management is limited to EA Sports grin

The London Bear
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Jeez, Quaider

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Quaider didn’t hit the wall hard enough last night. I think he got the wrong idea when Claude said “We need you to make a bigger impact”.

phonymahoney
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Oh what the fuck

Satan 81's Sister
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Yeesh. STOP TRYING TO KILL EACH OTHER!

phonymahoney
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I’ll be st frozen Fenway tomorrow, and it sounds like it’s going to live up to its name!

phonymahoney
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Good morning!

  • Colin Miller has definitely risen to the occasion. We may just get a solid second pair D out of him after all.
  • The goal wasn’t Jimmy’s, but Hayes was definitely doing exactly what we need him to do every night: make trouble in the crease – it either makes room for other guys to do their thing, like Miller last night, or it allows him to clean up rebounds – either way is good.
  • They really weren’t that bad last night. Every mistake they make lands in the net. It’s like every game has been a Habs game lately.
  • This cold, I’m all set. Ugh.
  • Business has obviously died down at work, but this whole week has been cleaning up messes and putting out fires, and I’m so done with it. Can it be 5:00?
  • MadScientist72
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    They really weren’t that bad last night. Every mistake they make lands in the net. It’s like every game has been a Habs game lately.

    At least TBL, TOR & FLA have been doing us the favor of losing too, so we can keep our spot in the standings.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    #NHLBruins recall goaltender Zane McIntyre; assign goaltender Anton Khudobin to Providence: https://t.co/Z18fXJjz2d pic.twitter.com/5TNgDpRF69

    — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 6, 2017

    phonymahoney
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    There it is. Things make a little bit of sense now, at least.

    carvinbass18
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    I’m wondering if they’re holding off to let Zane play in the AHL all star game? Doubt it considering it’s at the end of the month… never mind haha

    Satan 81's Sister
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    USA! USA!

    I'll be on cloud 9 if anyone needs me…. World Champions #USA

    — Charlie McAvoy (@CMcAvoy44) January 6, 2017

    carvinbass18
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    null

    Not being salty, just think it’s still funny hahaha

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    “Hi, I’m Torey Krug. I ruined Henrik Lundquist’s postseason in 2013. Welcome to Bruins prospect camp.”

    phonymahoney
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    So ridiculous what a big deal was made of that, haha

    carvinbass18
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    No kidding.

    What do you want from the 15 year old kid from New York who just watched his favorite team growing up get eliminated? So much salt

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Someone at the draft asked him about the Tweet after being drafted. He said the Bruins are now his favorite NHL team, but he will never cheer for the Patriots. The kid has jokes!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Hahahaha! I forgot about that!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore is in North Carolina. Yeah, we’re going to get screwed with snow. The Canes game will probably be cancelled.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    If Cantore’s in town, you’re definitely screwed. I heard that parts of the South could see knee-deep snow from this storm, while the Boston area only gets 2-4 inches.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    New office manager is having a wonderful first week. Locked herself out today.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    So, is someone just fucking with the new OM, or what? Tough first couple days!!

    The London Bear
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    Is her scrotum problem sorted at least?

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72
    Satan 81's Sister
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    I’m pretty sure the scrotum has been mastered.

    carvinbass18
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    phonymahoney
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    I am dying here.

    carvinbass18
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    WHY MUST THE BRUINS SUCK WHEN WE GO TO GAMES THIS YEAR
    First things first, thank you GH for putting this together for me.

  • As Jack likes to say, Hello everybody from hi above the ice!

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    Those were our seats last night. First time in the balcony and I gotta say. Wow, what a completely different atmosphere.

  • Sat with a group of about 15 people, who between all of them I don’t think watched the entire game as they were constantly getting beers. How do you do that? Shell out major money and not watch the whole game?? One guy even left with 8 minutes left so he could catch a bus home, despite the guy next to me saying he’d give him a lift all night long.
  • On to the game

  • Jimmy Hayes is slow. Like, ridiculously slow. I don’t mean this as a knock on his game, but just as a fact. If I were to knock his game, it would be saying that the only thing he did was hit someone meekly in the corners finishing checks, which ALWAYS PUT HIM BEHIND THE PLAY. I miss Acciari
  • Thought it was great that some Bruins used the entire warm ups to do shooting. Vatrano, Marchand, Moore, Pasta & Spooner all were out there until the buzzer. Meanwhile the Oilers were done that with like, 5 minutes left, that was weird.
  • The punch Chara landed on Maroon was devastating and could be felt all the way up in 307.
  • They fucked up the offsides call so bad. Could totally tell from even way up high. Why have it be challenged if you can’t get it right?!
  • Carlo is rushing his game. He’s got time to make plays but isn’t using it, which is leading to turnovers. Maybe time for him to sit up high to show him that he does have more time & space.
  • Our streak at the Garden is over. 4-1-0 now. But it’s the Bruins HDX reporter who ruined it by saying the last time the Oilers won in regulation in Boston was over 20 years ago. YOU DON’T BRING A STAT LIKE THAT UP!!!!
  • Em’s finally on vacation with me all next week, think we’re gonna go see Assassins Creed today.
  • MadScientist72
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    Carlo is rushing his game. He’s got time to make plays but isn’t using it, which is leading to turnovers. Maybe time for him to sit up high to show him that he does have more time & space.

    He’s a rookie. Some growing pains are unavoidable.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Yup, I see that at baseball games. That really throws me. THEY CAN’T RUN OUT OF TIME, PEOPLE!!!!

    The London Bear
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    Shell out major money and not watch the whole game?? One guy even left with 8 minutes left so he could catch a bus home, despite the guy next to me saying he’d give him a lift all night long.

    Will never understand people like that – but they are everywhere! Seen it so many times at F1 races in Europe.

    carvinbass18
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    so dumb.

    Speaking of F1, did you see Manor entered administration again?

    The London Bear
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    Yeah, that’s sad. Hopefully someone bails them out again

    carvinbass18
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    me too. They got hosed because of Brazil. Although with Wherlein being linked at Mercedes / Sauber they were going to take a step back no matter what

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