Morning Free Association: To Skate and (Almost) Fight in LA

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Krejci is back! Krug is injured and day-to-day! How is this going to work?

First Period:

It was a typical affair, the constant back and forth between the two teams. Charlie McAvoy opened up the scoring at 16:06 in the period. Here is the video of the actual goal.

Oops, sorry (not sorry). That is footage of an adorable bear cub, not unlike our own young bears. Try this.

Noel Acciari is known for good, clean, through-the-body hits, one of which he made on Andy Andreoff just under 3 minutes to go in the period. Andreoff had some words for Acciari, who was the epitome of calm. They dispersed.

Round two of this showdown happens with 1.9 seconds to go, Andreoff again took issue with Acciari after what looks like some incidental contact on Jonathan Quick, after which Quick fell backwards onto the ice. It’s hard to see if he did make contact but his body language after Quick fell seems to indicate he did.

At the 1.9 second mark, while Acciari and Andreoff were becoming besties, Charlie McAvoy was in pain after a hit.

He came back for the second.

Second Period:

The Bruins ended the first on a penalty (Brandon Carlo, Interference) and started the second with a brand new penalty kill (McAvoy, Hi-Sticking). They killed off both.

Christian Folin laid out Danton Heinen with a clean hit. Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak decide to take action and end up with roughing penalties after going after Folin. Anze Kopitar ends up locking up Bergy but ends up with no time in the penalty box because it’s illegal to penalize Slovenians or something. Folin gets 2, but the Bruins gets 4 and Drew Doughty scores on the Kings power play.

Then Perfect Patrice gets called for Hooking. He can hook me anytime, but they frown upon that on the ice.

After 4 PIM this game, I guess Patrice is out of the running for America’s Next Top Model.

Uh…no…

The Lady Byng Trophy.

While I wasn’t looking, the Bruins got on the power play and the refs found a way to put Kopitar in the box for Holding. And it was successful!

Okay, it wasn’t a PPG.

But it was the go ahead goal.

Kings surged in the final 2 minutes of the period to no avail.

Third Period:

Ah, the tension is still in place. At 2 minutes into the period, Andreoff goes for Hi-Sticking Acciari while Carlo and Kurtis MacDermid go for matching Roughing penalties, leaving the Bruins on the power play.

Oooh, excitement! Frank Vatrano, who nearly had a goal earlier, poked the puck away from a Kings player and had a sort of breakaway which was blocked by Quick.

So much excite in the final minute. Riley Nash draws a penalty on Jussi Jokinen, the Kings go empty net and despite the puck being in their zone for much of the last minute, the Bruins pull out the win, 2-1.

Tl;dr- Anton Khudobin made great saves and had good control over his rebounds for a change, the team seemed to have a focus that they haven’t had in a while even when the Kings decided that they wanted to play rough. Krejci seemed to calm that power play down and was back to play. Good win.

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So we just got a new dog from the shelter last week, and when we adopted her, the shelter said “she didn’t like our veterinarians, and you should muzzle her when you take her there.”
We’ve had her all week, and she has been great with people, and we know our usual vet is good with dogs, so we were wondering – is this really necessary?

Our dog before the vet examination:
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during vet examination:
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Wow, that was a fun game, huh?

Not only have the boys have put together two really good performances, but they came in a back-to-back, which hasn’t been their strong suit in recent years AND they came on the West Coast trip, which also hasn’t been their strong suit in recent years. Hopefully we’re getting a glimpse of the REAL 2017-18 Bruins!

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phonymahoney
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You know you’ve slashed someone too hard when your own helmet comes off.

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He seems to have confused himself with an old-timey lumberjack there.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Slashing… attempted murder…. what’s the difference?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Wait… the Bruins won? Nice.
I didn’t get off the ice until after midnight, then forgot aboot the game.
B rad on the IR? That’s what the fantasy league thingy says. Nooooo, please, God, nooooo!
Very excited for pie!!!!!!
I’ll be lining Cheshire Academy vs Wyoming Seminary at Trinity College first. Good test for the knee!!!!
Coffee!!!!!!

MadScientist72
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The Hockey Gods have not been kind to the B’s so far this year.

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Habs lost to Arizona and I can’t stop laughing.

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*doo-doot* *doot* *doo-dooo-doot* … *doo-doot* *doot* *doo-dooo-doot* …
This is your Habs Report for November 17th, two-thousand-seventeen.
Habs lost to the worst team in the NHL last night.
There was much mélancolie.
Marc Bergévin was quoted as saying “Perhaps Niemi doesn’t suck?”
There was much laughter heard from Boston.
This has been your Habs Report for November 17th, two-thousand-seventeen.
*doo-doot* *doot* *doo-dooo-doot* … *doo-doot* *doot* *doo-dooo-doot* …

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I enjoyed this report!

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Satan 81's Sister
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And this is reminding me that SatanDad had this mug and now I have it somewhere. I should look for this when I get home today.
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HahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahahaHahaha

The Yotes’ first regulation win of the season and everyone is happy! Well, except the Habs, but who cares about them?!

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phonymahoney

I enjoyed this recap. Thanks, VA.

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phonymahoney

Morning, pals!

Off today and barely awake. Saw most of the game but nodded off repeatedly. Skating at 1. Pulled some sort of neck/back muscle, which is very enjoyable. Happens when I get stressed. Blah. Working Sunday. Ain’t got no time for bullet points right now.