Morning Free Association: Ugh

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Well, it couldn’t last forever and it didn’t. The Bruins streak of games with at least one point lasted for 18 games from December 16, 2017 to January 30, 2018.

During the loss, two more Bruins players went down to injury: Anders Bjork in the first period with an upper body injury after a cross-check from Francois Beauchemin and David Backes in the third after a hit from Nick Ritchie.

Ritchie was not penalized for the hit, which at best was just late but it does look like there’s contact with Backes’ head. We’ll see if DOPS says anything about this.

Of course, Anders Bjork was filling in for the suspended Brad Marchand, and as much as I hate to be that guy, Brad picked a shitty time to miss time. Backes has made his presence known on that third line since recovering from his colon surgery. While the Bruins have the next man up mentality, it’s going to be hard to watch this team make through the rest of these games without Brad.

Later on in the game, Zdeno Chara had had enough of the dirtbag tactics of the Ducks and he and Ryan Getzlaf had some facetime, discussing the situation with fists.

I don’t blame him at all.

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Satan81
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Backes is at practice today so that’s good.

The London Bear
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That’s a relief

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And this just popped into my head:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hlvQyiU_74

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I just looked at the first goal. It looks like Silferberg flat out slew foots Chara.

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Morning pals!

  • Hey, now we get to start another streak!
  • Zeesus was something else last night. I only caught the third on the radio but I’m thankful for having seen the highlights because his dealing with Getzlaf was hilarious.
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  • Also, he is WTFANGRY on his way to the box.
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  • Good skate with my skating dude last night. No hockey this Sunday but I’m loading up on the cardio and hoping my legs last through the next one.
  • It is absolutely fucking frigid in this office today. I feel like I’m sitting outside. In Siberia.
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    BONUS FOOTAGE:

  • How have we not found this gif yet? It was in giphy under “Russia”.
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  • And this, too.
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Zeesus was something else last night.

    He packed his angry eyes!
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    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ha!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. All good things must come to an end. On to the next points streak!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    2nd most impressive points streak in >90yr franchise history.
    Can’t begrudge a loss to a team playing well when our guys are short multiple players

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Exactly. Not really bummed about the loss.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Hiya,

    well that was a shame. Saw the first live, then highlights of the rest. It looked like Gibson had a monster of a game. Can’t win em all.

    It’s a bit concerning that teams we have historically struggled with still seem to have our number, especially given the likely playoff scenarios.

    The highlights did not show the hit on Backes. I can’t decide if I think it was dirty or not. It was certainly well late.

    The highlights also did not show Z’s fight. He’s given me some captaincy pointers for tonight’s darts game!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    The highlights also did not show Z’s fight. He’s given me some captaincy pointers for tonight’s darts game!

    That could get quite dangerous! grin

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    I don’t understand why Zee was punching upwards into Getzlaf’s face! Was it just the camera angle, or was he standing on the dasher or what?!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    So “throwing a few” could apply to more than darts, eh? Pick the most Getzlaf of your opponents and do the punchy face thing!!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I think that hit falls under the “unsuspecting or vulnerable player” category. It was dirty.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Backes was certainly unsuspecting there, you’re right

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    No whitewater today! buddy bailed. Just as well…. I need a nap!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey Pals!
    Well, if had to happen. Whatevs.
    Got home about 1230. Getting ready to head out to world famous Tarriffville Gorge for some whitewater! Late night double tonight – I’m going to need a nap!!!!
    Coffee!