Morning Free Association: Ducks A L’Orange

You see, the Ducks wore their orange thirds. I just had to play on that. Too bad the Bruins didn’t help me out, making this effort worth it.

I also will apologise in advance if this MFA is barely coherent and lackluster. It’s now very late.

Once a Bruin, and a player who broke the color-barrier in the NHL, Willie O’Ree was on-hand for the ceremonial puck drop tonight.

First Period:

Jack wanted to talk about Corey Perry. I do too: he’s a jerkface.

My boy, Brando Carlrissian, started off the scoring for the Bruins when David Backes recovered the lost offensive zone faceoff and sent it to the right point where Carlo was waiting.

Shut the fuck up, gifboy!

Andrew Cogliano took a shot on goal that took a fortunate bounce for Boston, hitting the post.

A few minutes later, Tuukka had a great stop on what looked like a breakaway by Ondrej Kase.

Second Period:

Of course the fucking Ducks had to ruin it by scoring. Kase scored early in the second.

No Goal has returned to the Bruins lineup tonight. David Pastrnak would have had a goal were it not for a goaltender interference on Brad Marchand. Jonathan Bernier couldn’t reset after getting his stick stuck in Marchand’s skate. Bruce Cassidy challenged the call and lost.

No matter, Zdeno Chara shot one from the blue line moments later to beat Bernier glove-side.

This lead was transitory. Rickard Rakell scored down low to tie the game, 2-2.

Turns out that the goal might have been called back for the Ducks being offside. Losing the previous challenge came back to bite the Bruins.

David Krejci also bounced one off a post in the period.

Ducks took the lead with under 7 minutes to go when Josh Manson scored. 3-2. Ugh.

Third Period:

Jack keeps calling David Backes Kevin. Why?

On the power play, Ducks center Ryan Kesler shoots up the ice on a breakaway. Tuukka moves out to block the shot, lets out a bad rebound which Kesler takes and shoots on Rask again. But Tuukka makes a great save and stops it.

David Krejci stretches a pass across the neutral zone to Frank Vatrano, who gunned down Bernier.

The players got chippy. Chara decided he was taking none of Kesler’s shit.

Rakell tapped in a goal to take the lead, 4-3.

And it got uglier. Rask vacated the net. Just under a minute, Cogliano was racing down the ice toward the empty net with only Patrice Bergeron barely in front of him when he falls down due to Krejci tripping him up. The Ducks were awarded a goal. The Ducks won, 5-3.

The Bruins four-game winning streak has ended.

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phonymahoney
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Hey peeps, super busy week. I fell asleep and ended up seeing about five minutes of the second period – of course I saw No Goal and then Good Goal, and then Bad Goal.

That’s kind of a lame no goal call, IMO.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

On the upside the kitty kats lost as well last night.
In the long view though the standings don’t give me the warm and fuzzies mainly because it’s a repeat of the last two years.

That loss to the Leafs at the start of the month keeps looking like the straw that broke the camel’s back in more ways than one.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I think its still wait and see, the issue with last two years was they really just did not show up to the “Must Win” games that would have gotten them into the playoffs, this year is a tight race for playoffs and itll be close but we have yet (key word) to see them not show up for a game recently that they needed to win.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Good Morning!

Today, I feel, is going to be a busy one.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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PEOPLE! Listen to the Hate Read!

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

How do I do this

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

With this link:

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Thanks for the plug!

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Hi all – too bad about that third period last night. We weren’t gonna win ’em all, but sucks to see the streak end.

I’m sleepy.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Happy Friday Eve!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I feel like today should be friday…its only 9:30 and it feels like tonights game should let me sleep in tomorrow.

carvinbass18
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God yes. Not yet 3 hours into my work day & I want it to be over. Not good

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning!!!! Heading out to the river.
Bruins had good moments and bad last night. They were competitive with a very good team so, meh?
Frankie V. 9 goals in 26 games. Not bad. If there could be such a thing as a mini marchand, he’s it!
Coffee, bourbon and lots of water today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Frankie V. 9 goals in 26 games. Not bad.

That’s pace of 28.4 goals over 82 games. Not bad at all!

If there could be such a thing as a mini marchand, he’s it!

The roster says they’re both 5’9″, but Frankie’s 209 lbs while Brad’s only 181 lbs. So I guess technically Frankie’s a (marginally) maxi-Brad? [Also, Brad had 0/1/1 (20 games = 0/0.05/0.05 per game) and 21/20/41 (77 games = 0.27/0.26/0.53 pg) in his first 2 seasons. Frankie’s got 8/3/11 (39 games = 0.21/0.08/0.28 pg) and 9/6/15 (26 games = 0.34/0.23/0.57 pg) so far.]

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

I think Vatrano has lost some weight actually.

phonymahoney
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“Yeah, can you get me a box of Maxi-Brads? Thanks, honey!”

I just died.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

A lot of non-Bs fans do think Brad is a douche.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Coffee, bourbon and lots of water today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dont drink the river!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Stay hydrated, my friend

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Are you quoting the Least Interesting Man in the World?

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