Morning Free Association: Six goals a-scoring

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Last night was the kind of game the bear cubs needed to play after falling to a dominant and high-flying Predators team on Monday night: not playing from behind, not playing down to their opponents’ level, not losing the game.

The last time the Bruins and Coyotes met up in the desert in October, the B’s were missing plenty of players: David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, and Noel Acciari were all out with injury. Still the team managed to win that one 6-2. Last night, they did it again, even one better, finally getting on the positive side of scoring differential.

First Period:

If you tuned in or arrived at the game late, you missed the first goal. Brad Marchand scored 15 seconds into the game after he, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak perfected the layers of triangles.

Bruins continued to have some chances but nothing stuck.

Later on in the period, the Notes had to ruin it by scoring. Christian Dvorak scored unassisted after Brandon Carlo turns over the puck in a bad place.

All tied up, 1-1.

Second Period:

The Bruins spent most of the period being hemmed in their own zone without taking a shot on goal. It’s like how the old second periods were played. Finally, nearer the end than the beginning of the period, Riley Nash sets up David Backes’ first goal of the season. Keep in mind that Backes has only played 9 games of the 26 the Bruins have played so far this season.

With 54 seconds to go in the second, Backes took it upon himself to motor down and score yet again.

Bruins go into the room with a 3-1 lead.

Third Period:

This is when the Bruins decided to blow it open.

Starting off the period with a full two-minute power play is a good thing, however, David Krejci only needed 45 seconds.

Seriously, all this passing reminds me of the video I posted to phony’s Christmas decorating bonanza yesterday.

Bergy can’t, Marchy won’t, and Krejci don’t stop.

Arizona had no answer.

Danton Heinen wanted a piece of the action, netting one at 17:56.

Anders Bjork finalized the QUOTA less than a minute later.

Hope the boys can keep the scoring up against the Isles on Saturday night.

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