Morning Free Association: Five Spot

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It’s hard to not get overly excited, to put all the eggs in the basket or count them all at once or whatever the saying is. This Bruins team is looking like it could be a legitimate contender on most nights. Sure there are still hiccups along the way- they still can’t beat the Washington Capitals (but they did get a loser point) and Toronto currently owns the their season series 2-0 with only one more game to be played. But it’s hard to think about that when you see three games in a week’s span that resulted in five goals being scored by your team in each. And how about that goaltending?

I made a bold prediction on Bearly on Topic, well I made 4 bold predictions, and one of them was that Tuukka Rask would win the Vezina this year. Trying not to get too far ahead of myself but crazier things have happened.

Last night the Islanders never led for even one minute. Sure they tied it up for about one period when Brandon Carlo coughed up the puck in front of the net after a defensive zone face-off. C’est la vie.

But more importantly last night, the Bruins saw offensive production from three lines with goals by

Danton Heinen (Assisted by Riley Nash)

Patrice Bergeron (assisted by Brad Marchand and Heinen)

Brad Marchand (assisted by David Pastrnak)

Tim Schaller (assisted by Sean Kuraly and Charlie McAvoy) and an empty netter by Noel Acciari (assisted by Schaller and Miller). There was no video for those last two because of the vast NHL-wide conspiracy against New Hampshire and Rhode Island or fourth-liners or fourth-liners from NH and RI. It doesn’t matter, none of you are reading this far anyway so I can say whatever I want.

Next up: The Fancy Cats at the Garden.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Florida got 1/4 inch of snow last night and its 33F out.
Now they’re all “Damn it’s cold out!” “Close the schools.”, etc.
I know they’re unprepared for this stuff, but damn.
I was ecstatic when the car thermometer rose to 19F this morning.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

It never ceases to amaze me. They get 1/4 inch of snow & everything grinds to a halt. We get 2 inches of snow & we debate whether it’s enough to bother sending the plows out for.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Try living in England – we don’t even have the excuse that it’s warm most of the time!

phonymahoney
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Morning, pals!

  • Forgot I needed to find a new dentist now that I moved, so I have to still go to the one not near my house. My appointment is this morning so I’m working from Mamma Mahoney’s until I leave here at 10:45. I was up early but forgot to come here and say Merry Christmas, love Richie, Brett, and Lisa.
  • We are getting snow Thursday, and a fair amount of it. The crazy person in my department who called out the second her time off reset (she was out yesterday) has already told me she’s not coming to work Thursday (she doesn’t drive in snow), OR Friday… you know, when all the snow will have been cleaned up. What’s funny about this is that she gets a ride here ever since the office moved.
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  • BUT! The memorial service I need to attend Thursday night has been moved to Sunday, which is good because I no longer have a conflict and can go to the Bruins game. Yay!
  • Speaking of the Bruins… that third line! That FOURTH line! AHHHHH. I love it. I also love DeBrusk. Wow. Such a fun team to watch.
  • Tuukka has been ridiculous since that time Khudobin went on that hot streak and Rask was benched. Wow. Wow. WOW. He is a heartless stealer of pucks and leaves crumbs much too small for the other Whos mouses.
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Speaking of the Bruins… that third line! That FOURTH line! AHHHHH. I love it. I also love DeBrusk. Wow. Such a fun team to watch.

    Love the lines so much. All four are pretty dang solid.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Tuukka is hotter than a two dollar pistol!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. It’s like, kind of warm today. Then again, anything above zero has felt nice.

    Sis Is Obsessed With Heinen Update:
    4th among rookies in points.
    8th among rookies in goals.
    4th among rookies in assists.
    I’m falling in love.

    Toronto did the Bruins a favor and lost last night. Montreal also lost and had a players only meeting.
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    Satan81
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    Satan81

    Heiny: 1 G, 1 A
    Barzal: 0 G, 0 A

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    TSN 690 finally said something to the effect of, “Maybe it’s because Joe Morrow is playing defense for us.”

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Bahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Joe Morrow is a Hab.

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    The Habs next seven games are against Tampa, Vancouver, Boston, Islanders, Boston, Washington, and Boston.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    MontreaLLLLL(LLLLLLL) Canadiens!

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    I really like Montreal’s chances of going 0-for-7 in that stretch.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    hahahahahaha
    This will never get old.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Turns out bossman did pay his bill! Still, his furnace is no bueno right now. It’s all in the software. No rest for the wicked!!!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    When Jo received the Christmas cards she ordered, there were two random cards in there. Some dude named Richie with his kids, Brett and Lisa. I sent one of them to one of our scorekeepers care of the rink. It was clipped to his check when he got to the rink. I should mention that he is a lovable curmudgeon who’s primary pet peeve is post holiday holiday greetings. He was looking at the picture of the family and reading the card, shaking his head like ten motherfuckers and muttering all night. Oh, everybody at the rink is in the know (as are you!). Next week I will tell him so I can here him say “‘ You’re an asshole! ” Simple pleasures are the best!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Oh, I do love a practical joke that confuses the hell out of the victim!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Watched period 1, went to rink, reffed double header, home to see periods 2 + 3 on the replay (which the Bruins also won 5-1)!!!
    Still got up to make brekkie for Jo, although when the alarm went off it looked like a Buster Keaton movie scene!
    I’m lovin’ me some Bruins hockey right now.
    I go back to bed now!