Morning Free Association: The Last Day of November

It was the B’s and Bolts tilting at the Garden on Wednesday Night Rivalry Night on NBCSN(ALLTHE LETTERS). Would the Bruins be able to hold their own or be savaged by the talented forwards of the Lightning?

First Period:

Charlie McAvoy nets his third of the year at 7:27 in the first period.

But it’s inexplicably waved off for goaltender interference, of which there was none. Anton Vasilevskiy makes contact with Brad Marchand, not the reverse. Bruce Cassidy rightfully challenges the call on the ice and it’s a good goal. Bruins lead 1-0.

But wait, there’s more!

Riley Nash gets in on the scoring action about 10 minutes later, roofing one on Vasilevskiy.

Bruins take a 2-0 lead into the intermission.

Second Period:

Frank Vatrano has had his hackles raised for parts of this game. At one point in a scrum that erupted around the Tampa net, Vatrano started scrapping and ended up on his back due to Ryan Callahan introducing himself. Vatrano decided to pull him a little closer. One can only hope he was using his Arrid Extra Dry.

It was good that he had this ire since it would come in handy some minutes later. Torey Krug was boarded by Cedric Paquette and was a little slow to get up. It’s okay- play didn’t stop, he got up and seemed to be fine. Well, Frankie didn’t want to let that go and decided that Paquette was going to need to pay up. Both went to the box for roughing, Paquette for the additional boarding and Vatrano for tripping Paquette, you know when he was addressing the situation.

More penalties would happen- Marchand and Sergachev went off for matching time- leaving the teams playing 4-on-4. Torey Krug, clearly not injured, fired off an one-timer wrister to make it 3-0.

Tampa had to ruin it by scoring. Who was it, does it matter? Fine it was Andrej Sustr on his 27th birthday as NBCSNOMFBBQ would remind us some 500 times.

The forwards weren’t the only ones that having good games. Even though through two periods he had only faced 12 SOG, he let only one go. There was one soon after the Sustr goal that was considered a goal at first. However, upon review it was clear that it never crossed the line.

Sure he was lucky, but he did make some good blocks as well.

Third Period:

Brandon Carlo was called for interference and while he was sitting in the box, Steven Stamkos did his best Thor impression, nailing the one-timer on goal.

This is the wrong period for the Bruins to be losing energy and allowing the Bolts back in. But somehow the Bruins held it together against the league leading team on the second game of the back-to-back. It’s not to say the Bruins can’t win against the Lightning but they had some help from the Hockey Gods™ on this one.

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Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux, Howe, fifth one is a toughie.

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Probably Plante, Dryden, or Sawchuk

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Hmmm…

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Interesting move. Maybe it works for both teams?

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That’s a really good get for Jersey.

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Just ordered new footbeds for my skates. I is excite!!!! Can’t wait to get my bare feet on some new footbeds!!!!! I’m easily amused.

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Morning all. Had a dream last night that I had a bulldog named Everett. No idea why I would name a dog Everett. If I had a dog, or any animal, it’s name would be Bergy and it would be the most perfect pet ever.

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Hey Pals!
Thanks Hockey Gods!!
Two u’s, two k’s and all.
All’s well that well.
All other obligatory cliches.
Three games yesterday. I has the tireds. So much to do….. I’ll have to sleep on it for awhile.
Mo sleep!

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I still can’t shake the feeling that the Bruins actually lost last night and we were all sharing some kind of collective hallucination.

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Let’s enjoy this trip while it lasts.
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Morning, pals!

  • Cable guy is coming today. We made the appointment last night. Who knew they could be so quick!
  • Tuukka played two solid periods. He was off in the second – as the rest of his team usually is – but he made some pretty important saves in the third.
  • I’m feeling festive today and if I can get out of the building for a few minutes this afternoon, I’m going to Target to get some decorations for my department.
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  • May your end of month be more fun than mine!
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  • Fun game last night. I wish the Bruins didn’t let up at the end. I’m beginning to think they just do it to stress me out.
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  • I like Vatrano sticking up for his dude. Paquette’s hit was BS.
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    May your end of month be more fun than mine!

    Is your end of the month sucking your will to live like my end of the month is sucking mine?
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    phonymahoney
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    We’re having a semi-crisis.

    Me right now:
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Ugh, so much fun.
    It’s our busy time of year for our office with health insurance renewal and we’re moving a whole bunch of clients to a new carrier and I just want to lay my head on the stack of paperwork and cry.

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    Morning,

    nice game recap. I didn’t see any of it live but caught the ten-minute highlights this morning.
    Good win and the perfect way to bounce back after the Oilers game. That Spooner-Krug goal gave me tingles!

    What do the Habs think they’re doing going on a winning streak? This has to end!

    Darts did not go according to plan. We lost 7-6 to a team who had lost 14 straight! Sack the GM/coach/captain. Oh wait, they’re all me!

    It snowed this morning!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    We lost 7-6 to a team who had lost 14 straight!

    You’re definitely a Bruin at heart.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Playing down to the level of the opponent! It’s a remarkably easy trap to fall into – we should go easier on the Bs when they do it (again and again…)!

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    Bag skate, er, bag dart the team!