Morning Free Association: Showdown in Music City

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At one point last night, I suggested to Phony that we should pretend this [game] never happened. That was, of course, before the incomplete comeback. Still, anything that makes me have to endure Nick Bonino scoring a goal is a regrettable act.

First Period:

Craig Smith owned this period. He scored bookend goals at 1:26 and 19:42. Still, Anton Khudobin did manage to make at least one excellent save on a Roman Josi (he’s so dreamy) shot.

Second Period:

It didn’t get much better when in quick succession Nick Bonino and Kevin Fiala scored early in the period.

With that goal, a change in net presence was required.

It got pretty grim.

Then, a ray of sunshine chased the darkness away.

Charlie McAvoy scored on the power play after Roman Josi was sent to the penalty box for being too beautiful cross-checking Brad!

Nice when one of the cubs gets us on the board, huh?

One thing that was interesting about this game was just how much animosity these two teams seemed to have toward each other all game. Apparently LaViolette ordered his troops to accost the Bruins top line at all costs, to the point where even Patrice Bergeron was getting a little chippy in the scrum. Not that he was penalized for anything because he is after all very much the picture of perfection.

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After a while, every time play was stopped, a scrum would erupt. At one point, Filip Forsberg was all over Bergy and tried too get him to bite. Instead, Patrice took the small punches without retaliation and Forsberg went to the box.

Third Period:

The big guy scored.

Then Pasta did, too.

However, 34 seconds later Filip Forsberg sped down the ice and slipped one by Tuukka.

Tuukka made a great save to prevent a 6-3 game. This is why he’s paid the big bucks.

Bruins pulled Tuukka with just over 3 minutes left. I don’t know about you but I hate these empty net scenarios because they rarely work for them. I still have nightmares from pulling the goalie on those road games we had earlier in the season. Lucky for us nothing happened. I mean nothing. Nobody scored on the 6-on-5. Bruins fall prey to the Predators, 5-3.

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This picture is just awesome.

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The TRUE giant!!!!!

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Hey you, sign up for Secret Santa!
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And thank you GH for that Bergy gif. Perfect way to start the day.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey Pals!
Glad we didn’t watch last night. Not sure I could have handled the minute by minute.
As the season moves forward, players trend toward their average. Tuukka towards #1. Bergy’s numbers get even more perfect. All will be as it should be.
Jo and I are binge watching Elementary. Last night we saw the episode with the Stanley Cup. Fun.
Late night double header tonight – first game at 9. (Grumbles)
Is it too early for a nap?

The London Bear
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Last night we saw the episode with the Stanley Cup.

In one of the first shots of that episode you can just see the edge of the Cup.
I thought – “I must be watching too much hockey, cos that ornament looks like the Stanley Cup!”

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Yes! I spotted it right away!! Honing my detective skills.

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The London Bear

Morning,

some days you get away with silly mistakes, some days you get punished for them. Same in every walk of life.

Chalk it down to experience and move on.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Some days you get punished for your good deeds.\_0_/