Morning Free Association: April 17

Saturday’s game ended in disappointing fashion with the Bruins losing in overtime. This loss was especially frustrating after an exciting second period with an even-strength goal by Drew Stafford, a short-handed goal by Tim Schaller on a misplayed puck by Craig Anderson, and a power play goal by Patrice Bergeron.

Tonight’s game is back in Boston on home ice David Backes is one Bruin who is looking forward to seeing what the hometown crowd will bring.

Injuries have made the biggest impact in game play and Saturday was no exception: defenseman Adam McQuaid went down late in the first period with an upper body injury and never returned. He like Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, David Krejci, and Colin Miller remain day-to-day. Both Carlo and Chiller were skating on Sunday; Carlo is listed as doubtful for game 3.

One player who looks to figure into the lineup on Monday night is third/ fourth liner Noel Acciari. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy thinks he’s ready for action but will have to make a decision on him.

“Noel was playing good hockey when he got hurt,” said Cassidy. “There’s a good chance he’ll draw back into the lineup. But, again, those are all things we’ll sort through in the morning.”

“It’s mostly the back end that is a little more congested back there,” added Cassidy. “We’ll see how everyone shows up [Monday] and who can take morning skate. If they get through morning skate, we’ll go from there.”

Admittedly, we need more on the top two lines rather than the bottom ones.

On the defensive situation, Cassidy isn’t sure. If none of the defensemen are ready to go, the team will turn to Providence. Kevan Miller has this to say about the mentality of the defensive players:

“It’s just kind of rotating,” said Kevan Miller, who played over 27 minutes in Game 2. “You’ve got lefties ending up on the right, righties ending up on the left, guys playing with everybody. We just kind of rotate. We’ve been successful with it. It’s a product of the system and we’re able to fall back on that.

Make it work

It’s the playoffs and everybody needs to rise to the occasion or go home.

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Thetallest81
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Dlines released:
Chara – McAvoy
Morrow – K. Miller
Liles – Cross
Grz – C. Miller

Dr. Medievalist
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Good morning, friends.

After the loss on Saturday, my wife and I had this conversation:

Wife: I’m sorry that the Bruins lost.
Me: Well, they’re the Bruins, it happens.
Wife: But they had the lead!
Me: Yeah. Bruins gonna Bruin.

Sigh.

Back on the horse today.

Thetallest81
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YOU HAVE A HORSE?!

Dr. Medievalist
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I keep Jordan Caron on call. You know, just in case I need a ride.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

So, why the long face?

carvinbass18
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recch

Thetallest81
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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I thought that your horse had no name.
Are you no longer out in the desert?

Dr. Medievalist
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I had to set the horse with no name free after my escape from Rosa’s Cantina.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Ahhh well…
I certainly ain’t no one for to give you no blame.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Wild horses couldn’t drag him away.

Thetallest81
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GUYS! IM TIED FOR FIRST IN MY NHL BRACKET! ….but so gonna lose half of my points soon. …Chicago is screwing me over YET AGAIN, not to mention i figured CBJ and the Wild would at least put up a fight…had those series going to 7….and THEN losing.

So hockey wise, im proud of the team so far.
-They could have very easily used the injuries as an excuse to play soft and look demoralized and Minus two periods between two games the bruins have looked to be the better and more importantly the hungrier team.
-It would be nice if the Bruins could somehow keep all 6 Dmen in the entire game in game 3. Bringing up someone from P-Bruins is not ideal.
-Ott mentioned it was their gameplan to wear out the bruins so they could win the 3rd period and take the advantage….and the 3rd was not pretty for the B’s. Seemed with the lead they were ok with just getting the puck deep and changing out the lines..and then goals happened.

Non-hockey wise, hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. The weather was ridiculous! I spent 200 bucks on lawn & garden stuff and i realized i forgot to order like half the things i need….yay? ugh…money.

Satan 81's Sister
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So hockey wise, im proud of the team so far.

Same here. The kids are getting playoff experience. Drew Stafford was a great pick up so thumbs up to Sweeney for that one. Charlie showing great poise for someone making their NHL debut in the playoffs. And this team has been better about bouncing back from a loss so here’s hoping that trend continues.

Thetallest81
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We took one from them at their home ice…which generally means advantage…and under Cassidy Bruins have been a much better home team, but im still gonna hold my breath till we have a games-ahead advantage going back to Ott.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I definitely am still happy that they came out of Ottawa with as many wins as losses, but that game was a big missed opportunity.

Satan 81's Sister
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I SAID I WAS SORRY!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

DONT SAY IT! SHOW YOU HAVE LEARNED!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Thetallest81
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Agreed, but considering regular season was horrible awful no good days…ill take a 1-1 and blowing a two goal lead with 5 dmen into OT as a warning flag.

carvinbass18
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Morning all.

  • Love the gif usage here.
  • I’ve posted this to twitter & facebook so if you’re connected to me on those things too, I’m sorry you’re getting it here to: Em is doing a march of dimes walk at the end of May, and is looking for donations to raise money for the organization. Donate here @ https://www.marchforbabies.org/Fundraising/Personal?personId=6680676&participantId=8348696&user=emilyamabile

    No dollar amount is too small.

  • Stupid Senators breaking all of our players! Bunch of dumb jerks.
  • Really could use Krug back most of all though in my opinion. If we get through this series without him, it’ll be great, but the next will be an improbable task without him.
  • Thetallest81
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    Stupid Senators breaking all of our players! Bunch of dumb jerks.

    WE WILL BREAK THEIR WILLS AND THEN THEIR BODIES! …wait…do they have anyone named Will on their team?

    carvinbass18
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    I mean they’ve gotta right

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Morning all. Nice, relaxing day yesterday.
    And, uh, sorry for ruining the game Saturday.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    HELLO PEOPLE.

    I have returned in mostly one piece from my vacation. It was eventful. I went to NYC, Madison Wisconsin, middle of no where North Carolina to enjoy some country shooting and moonshine (in that order), and then on the seventh day I rested and went on a date.

    The Bruins look good after two games considering they have a slapped together line up.

    Thetallest81
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Glad you enjoyed your vacation!

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    Hey Pals!
    I missed some great hockey this weekend! Worked on the new house and paddled. Heading out to the river this morning. I’ll catch yas later.
    Moar playoff wins!!!!!!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Ain’t no anonnymoose, it’s me!!!!

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