Morning Free Association: A Wild Night

This is basically my relationship with the Wild:

torture me

Last night’s game shouldn’t have been enjoyable as any game that entails the Wild often isn’t. But our boys came to play and win so that made it not only worth watching but also fun!

First Period:

Minnesota draws blood first when Nino Niederreiter scored just under five minutes into the period. The game had a feeling like it was going to be like typical Wild-Bruins affairs at the Garden from which Minnesota emerged the victor.

Then, something beautiful happened…

Jake DeBrusk netted his third of the season when he tapped the puck toward the net and it deflected off of Ryan Suter into his own goal. Or something like that. Regardless, Bruins tied it up around the middle of the period.

But wait, there’s more! Frank Vatrano wanted in on this goal scoring party, scoring his first goal since February 26th, which is not only last season but a long time ago.

Shortly after Frankie’s goal, Matt Beleskey and Luke Kunin decided that it was time for face punching. Somehow, Beleskey drew additional ire and a two minute penalty from Matt Dumba so the Bruins went on the power play while he sat in the penalty box. Keep doing the good stuff.

There was some excellent, almost elegant skating that was happening with the Bruins, including Zdeno Chara. We all had some excellent comments to make about it. It was like ballet, so graceful.

ballet

While not a goal, my boy Brandon Carlo did defensive things, like checking Mikael Granlund out of his way.

Everything was clicking pretty nicely. Could they keep it up?

Second Period:

Hey, look! Charlie McCoy likes this hitting thing as well!

Basically our young defensemen were like this:

Get out

Sean Kuraly started off the scoring for the period.

Torey Krug figured he’d take a shot at this scoring thing as well.

Bruins carried a 4-1 lead into the third.

Third Period:

This is where it fell apart a little bit because the Bruins let the other team back into the game. Mikael Granlund scored early in the period and Erik Staal scored 3/4 of the way through. However, Tuukka stopped a penalty shot after Mikael Granlund was tripped up on a breakaway.

Beautiful isn’t it?

Toward the end of the period things became tense. Pinned in their own zone with six attackers against them, the Bruins not only managed to hold off Minnesota but Tim Schaller sealed the game with under a minute to go with an empty netter.

Bruins win!

While it’s great to get the two points and another win at home, there is one piece of news that came after the game that will keep our mood somber for a while. Brad Marchand is no-go with his UBI for the next game. Get well soon, brad.

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Apparently the 2019 Winter Classic will be Bruins/Blackhawks. Surprised Bruins are in another Winter Classic so soon. And what compromising photos of Bettmen do the Blackhawks have to keep getting all the outdoor games.

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Hawks have been in it twice in the last three years according to Wiki!

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Wow, really? Here or there? There, I’m assuming, except that it seems like they have hosted 40 of them already.

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At Notre Dame.

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Me to clients today:
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Actually this Andre the Giant gif is what I want to do to people every day.

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The TRUE giant!

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https://twitter.com/_tyanderson/status/927939601364324352

The dead are rising from their graves.
Rivers and seas boiling.
Dogs and cats living together.
Mass hysteria.

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We forgot to talk about Beleskey fighting Kunin and Dumba getting confused, dropping the gloves, and getting a penalty for not having a dance partner!
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Mornin’ ya’ll. Had a great weekend getting dinner w/ Em GH & IW on Saturday night. Always a blast. I admitted that some of the reason I’ve been away from here for as often as I have been is not only am I more productive at work, but on my breaks I go to reddit for video game stuffs, because I am addicted to shooting things in the face until they explode. I also need to get my cable box replaced in order to watch hockey again, sure, I could watch it in the bedroom, but that leads to me falling asleep in 5 minutes because bed is comfy. Good news, I’m not on mandatory 50, but optional 45, and I might be buying a car tonight

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Yay for no longer being on mandatory!

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Hiya!

Was exhausted last night and went to bed way before the start, but I caught the condensed replay this morning. Sure looked like a fun one. Thought for a while we were going to let another three-goal lead slip! Nice to see some secondary scoring.

First day in the new office today. Seems like a much livelier area (meant in a good way!) Had a massive lunch in a cafe. Could do with a nap now …

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Wifi network name:
finishyourmayonnaise

these roommates might be my people.

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The AirBnB place we stayed at in NY was myneighbourssuck

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My apartment wifi name is very boring. I should change it to makemeafuckingknight.

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Jo’s daughter has Milkwasabadchoice