Morning Free Association: Clinched

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Last night one team made it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and another was mathematically eliminated.

But, we’ll talk about that later.

Let's do that Hockey

Last night’s game featured two players with similar names on each team. No, it wasn’t the thrice annual “Sebastian Aho Battle of Who is the Aho-est” but it did involve Jaden Schwartz and Jordan Swzarz, only one of which would score two goals to beat the other team.

First Period:

Ryan Donato is going to become known for something. Sure, plenty of Bruins fans have already inducted him into the Hockey Hall of Fame, given him the Stanley Cup, and knighted him. But right now, this kid is racking up points- 4 in only 2 NHL games. He scored the Bruins lone goal on the power play, making it look easy.

Second Period:

This frame is notable not for goals but for one hit. Almost two thirds of the way through the second period, Brayden Schenn was called for charging David Krejci. While it seems Krejci’s head was up, there was no way he could avoid the flying shoulder which made his head the principal target. While Krejci seemed uninjured and Schenn received a penalty it’s unlikely that DoPS will take any further action. He should but we know how this goes.

Yep, the new standard is that Backes hit on Trocheck.

Third Period:

Jaden Schwartz tied it up at 9:36. That sucked but the B’s kept fighting.

Anton Khudobin made a brilliant save late in the period that essentially clinched the playoff berth for the Bruins by earning at least one point in the standings for this game.

Overtime:

It took virtually no time for Jaden Schwartz to score the game winning goal. The Blues may have gotten two points for that game but the Bruins clinched a playoff berth and their fans rejoiced upon hearing that and the fact that the Habs were eliminated.

(It should be known that Wysh picked the Habs to make the Playoffs and the Bruins and the league leading Preds to miss. Oops!)

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Picked up a double tonight! Hockey gold!!!! Thanks, Hockey Gods!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Everyone make all necessary sacrifices to the Hockey Gods:
https://twitter.com/conroyherald/status/976861979519352833

MadScientist72
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All praises to the Hockey Gods! May your mercy shine upon us!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Ryan Donato is going to become known for something. Sure, plenty of Bruins fans have already inducted him into the Hockey Hall of Fame, given him the Stanley Cup, and knighted him.

Let’s not forget the fanfare that followed Tomas Hurtl’s first few games. Tomas who? you say?…….. EXACTLY!!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all:
Bruins Yay!
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Hahahahaha Habs:
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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That will never not be funny.

imbiginjapan
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If that were more recent, three Bruins would have been injured in the making of that first gif.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals! What’s happening?

  • Just decorated my department for Easter. I wish I had more glittery stuff. Alas!
  • Kind of have a headache and not a hell of a lot to say. Hopefully all our guys heal up in the next week or so.
  • Thetallest81
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    feels like they are losing a starting player a game….that DK hit mostly just made me go “oh fuck…now hes going to be out next game”

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    No kidding. Every game.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    It should be known that Wysh picked the Habs to make the Playoffs and the Bruins and the league leading Preds to miss. Oops!

    I bet he wysh he didnt do that.

    MadScientist72
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    @wyshynski assesses what they should do this summer to get back to the playoffs a year from now

    Now, there’s some wyshful thinking!

    The B’s lock up a playoff spot on the same day the HabNots are locked out of one – a glorious day to hate (and mock) the Habs!

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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister
    The London Bear
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    It should be known that Wysh picked the Habs to make the Playoffs and the Bruins and the league leading Preds to miss

    Modesty forbids me from mentioning that another sports forecaster picked the Habs to miss and the Bs to score more than 91.5 points… (and the Oilers to win the Central but we don’t need to mention that wink

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Locked in a tight contest with Homerism all the way for

    the championship of the universe

    B2B H2H championship – somehow \_0_/

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Good luck both. Anthony beat me in the semi-final helped by some great goaltending. I’m in a strong position in the battle for bronze against Geoff!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    We got hot at the right time!!!!! Are you paying attention, Bruins?

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    https://twitter.com/NHLonNBCSports/status/976649500482715648
    https://twitter.com/Bobby2Bergy/status/976638717682159617
    https://twitter.com/DaysofYOrr/status/976448506037596160

    And just to make your Schadenfreude full house complete
    Brendan Smith broke his hand playing in the AHL
    Dougie Hamilton was on the NHL highlight reels for stupidity that led to 2 goals

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Dougie Hamilton was on the NHL highlight reels for stupidity that led to 2 goals

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    Thetallest81
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    Two U’s, two K’s, one #StanleyCup Playoff berth clinched. pic.twitter.com/vACXRMyXSO

    — NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 22, 2018

    Uhm….was NBC not paying attention to their own broadcast? …That was Doby in net…meh whatever.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    haahhahahhaha

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Last night… talkin’ bout last night. Last night the Bruins were many things….. stingy – they gave up few odd man rushes or good scoring chances, strong – very strong on the puck, and gritty – yes, that elusive ingredient so essential to championships (sometimes listed under “intangibles”.). Unfortunately, they also looked fatigued late in the game. It’s to be expected, as lots of guys are playing extra minutes during a busy part of the schedule.
    The performance was encouraging, as many players showed that they are capable of having bigger roles. Miller, Carlo, R Nash, and Grizz have been great. So have several others.
    I should mention les bleu, blanc, et merd, but FUCK THEM!!!!

    The London Bear
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    They did indeed look absolutely gassed late on. Not a big surprise to lose in OT.

    All the injuries might turn out to be a blessing in disguise – as long as they come back in time for the playoffs the rest could be a big help.

    Last night… talkin’ bout last night.

    I was listening to the Wilburys this morning! The second album (Vol. 3) is just as good as the first.

    Thetallest81
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    Miller was by far one of the best players on the ice last night, theres not many times ill admit to being wrong about something…Bruins were right in re-signing him.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Yeah. He’s a good player when they aren’t asking too much of him.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I liked the way they kept it simple last night.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    I never really got on the Killer hate-train in the first place. Yes, he was pretty horrid at times during his first couple seasons as Boston full-timer, but the team as a whole was pretty horrid at times during those years.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    And he was in a role (no fault of his own) that he wasn’t suited for. Now that they can play him where he’s effective he’s so much better out there.

    MadScientist72
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    Unfortunately, they also looked fatigued late in the game. It’s to be expected, as lots of guys are playing extra minutes during a busy part of the schedule.

    I think the fatigue factor also comes from the fact that there are a lot of rookies on the team who aren’t used to the rigors of an 82-game season. Once we start getting bodies back so the cubs aren’t pulling such heavy minutes, things should get better.