Morning Free Association: Thursday Night Hockey

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Wow, if you missed last night’s game you missed a stunner.

No, not really. It seemed like it was a bunch of tripping penalties with some skating in between. And that was just the first period.

First Period:

Nothing really happened but tripping penalties. At one point, Matt Beleskey seemed amazed that he got half his stick stuck in Jonathan Marchessault’s skate. It was amusing.

Anyway, no score going into the second.

Second Period:

This is when the excitement begins!

Early in the second, Riley Nash is down and dirty, trying to squeeze a shot by Vegas goaltender Maxim Lagacé when it hits the opposite post. The puck comes back to him after Brad Hunt and Lagacé scramble to clear it and Nash slams it in the net for his first goal of the season.

Of course, Vegas got lucky and Cody Eakin scored around the halfway point of the period.

Then, later on, Paul Postma did a beautiful thing: he prevented a goal by pushing the puck out of the goal mouth.

Lovely.

Third Period:

Pretty much all you need to know about is that there was at least one weak call (holding on Charlie McAvoy) and a huge first regular season NHL goal for Sean Kuraly.

At first we thought it might get called back because the net got knocked off it’s moorings but even Vegas’ attempts to bring No Goal into this game were in vain.

All the kids came out to celebrate.

I guess with that game winner, Kuraly is pretty much out of the doghouse for all those penalties last week.

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Bruins win!

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Miss Muse

Ugh, I went out with a friend last night for a couple of drinks (white sangria!) and I’m actually feeling a little rough and not wanting to do anything today.

Good morning all! I’ll try to be around for the Caps game.

Satan 81's Sister
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Took a little trip over to HEOTP and if you swap Tuukka for Price in this post he would sound like a Bruins fan.

The reason people shit on Price is because he is playing like shit and the body language looks as though he could not care less. Coupled with the fact that he is getting 80 million is reason to shit all over him. He is paid to play well. If he plays like hot garbage, like he has all season and for a long stretch last season, he deserves to be shit on…

Price was never the best in the world. He had a couple of good seasons, but he has never done anything in the NHL. Olympics do not count either because of the team in front of him. In fact, Price is an average goalie. I’d take many other goalies over Price, for much less money, any night of the week.

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OMFG, that is Priceless! It is almost verbatim what I’ve seen RE: Tuukka.

Satan 81's Sister
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Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

They WILL be Priceless Saturday as he now has an LBI. Or will they find him later that night at a bar eating chicken wings?

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

HEOTP has got to be comedy GOLD right now.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I like to the think diehardhabfan , author of the above comment, is actually a Bruins troll account.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

It’as always a glorious day to hate the Habs!
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

“French fried fucks”. Classic HHG.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

That reminds me I meant to check the Habs result. Guess I don’t need to now grin

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Lost 6-3!

The London Bear
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Hi all,

I’ll take that win. points in six straight games is huge considering the injuries. With TOR and TBL in the division we need all the points we can get.

Not sure why Brick thought Beleskey penalty was harsh, but there were a ton of non-calls when Bs players got fouled. Again.

Watched the first two periods, then went to bed and lay awake for what seemed like a couple of hours. Ah well.

I’m speaking to you from halfway up Canary Wharf tower for the last time – on Monday we move offices nearer central London. I’m fine with this but after 18 1/2 years it’ll be a bit odd at first!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Did you darts guy get his shoes back? grin

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Oh the poor chap. They phoned the pub and they did indeed have a pair of shoes. Sadly not his!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

How many people lose their shoes in London pubs?! grin

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Ahhh, Canary Wharf. I have beered there.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Really? Excellent! When I started here there was only one pub – and only one tower!

There are some decent places but a few too many trendy wine bars. Where we’re moving to, old-school boozers are more the norm. Which suits most of us!

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

never mind

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

there were a ton of non-calls when Bs players got fouled.

It kind of made me wonder if the Knights’ success this season has been (at least partially) the result of officials’ generosity.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
A win is a win!! We saw some of the game. I thought the kids were alright.
The tripping penalty against St Patrice was obviously called in error. The ref must have forgotten that he’s perfect.
I’m unusually sleepy after a night off. I even took a nap after Jo went to work.
COFFEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Tried to watch the game last night but the first period put me to sleep.