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Hat Trick for other team
Bad calls goal no ejection
Don’t mess with Killer

Let’s talk about that game.

First Period:

The refs blew a call, like really blew it. Chris Tanev got credit for a goal that he knocked just under the pad of Anton Khudobin, one that didn’t seem to show any daylight between the puck and the goal line. The initial call on the ice was that it wasn’t a goal, then it was, then it was under review by Toronto. Of course Boston got screwed on it.

Under a minute to go, Ryan Donato must have heard the conversation about himself in the Intentionally German living room and wanted to prove his puck prowess.

Second Period:

This period belonged to Winnipeg. Chris Tanev scored his second goal of the game just 16 seconds into the middle frame. This guy is playing on the fourth line and had had a scoring drought, so it was inevitable that he have a field day.

Ex-Bruin Joe Morrow, recently freed from the prisoner camp that is the Habs, number 70 in your programs and number negative infinity in your hearts, scored a goal against the Bruins, his sixth on the year. Seriously, it’s like the Bruins milkshake brings all the poor scorers to the yard, and makes them look awesome. The Jets lead at this point was 3-1.

The real fireworks occurred at the twenty-minute mark: Winnipeg’s Josh Morrissey launched at a defenseless Matt Grzelcyk, boarding and possibly concussing him; Grzelcyk would not return to the game. This caused a bunch of players to scrum, with Gryz’s defensive partner Kevan Miller telling Jets Captain Blake Wheeler in no uncertain terms to take up issues with him, not by knocking out the smaller guys. Morrissey would eventually get a five minute major for boarding but was not ejected from the game. Remember that time when David Backes was ejected for much less?

I certainly hope that NHL DOPS will examine this. Who are we kidding, Marchand will get suspended for it.

Third Period:

With a whole five minutes having a one-man advantage, the Bruins surely would rattle off some goals.

First it was Danton Heinen at 1:45. This goal wasn’t without controversy as the Jets challenged the validity of the goal for being offside. It wasn’t offside and they got shiny new bench penalty for losing the challenge. Nothing like a two-man advantage.

Then the Bruins served up a side of Pasta, for his 31st of the year.

Unfortunately, Chris Tanev can’t let us have good things scoring a shorthand goal on a wrap around, getting it just by Dobby’s skate. Yes, that’s a hat trick, his first. If you’re in the market for a hat trick, you should play the Bruins.

Just before the midway point, Torey Krug rips one from the top of the circle to tie the game up again.

Oh wait, there’s at least one more shitty call by the refs! Kevan Miller gets called for being strong checking boarding. WTF?

Overtime and Shoot Out:

Dobby stood on his head during the OT. It looked like Brad could end it with seconds left but he was too gassed to get a proper shot off. Off to the SO.

Ryan Donato continued to add to his legend by getting his first shootout goal in his first attempt. Unfortunately, Pasta, Brad, and Heinen were unsuccessful. Jets got the two points but the B’s battled back for that one, getting six points on a difficult road trip with an injury depleted roster.

Next up: Tampa Bay at home on Thursday.

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Welp:

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This is my not shocked face
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Morning hockey pals!

  • What a weird game. I hate to be a ref blamer, but Jesus, those refs were absolutely brutal.
  • This was my favorite part of the night:
  • Flying out to DC tonight. Haven’t flowin in 15 years. That’ll be fun! (woof)
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hope you have a blast!
    Flying can be fun! It’s just that it usually isn’t. If we travel at off peak hours, it’s more tolerable.
    Plesae, rock the Whale hoodie!!! Post it. It didn’t happen unless you post it!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    That was an entertaining game, but I am left as underimpressed by the Jets. Not that they aren’t a skilled team – they certainly are – but they seem to like to play tough yet won’t back up their shenanigans, and they cry for calls.
    Fans are ridiculous all over, but the players I expect more from.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Perhaps to keep guiding the Super Cubs?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    But most importantly, MORE INSTAGRAM POSTS!

    phonymahoney
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    Chara be like
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    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Oooh!

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    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    1 yr, $5M + incentives?
    I can’t complain about that.
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Me: Checks Cap Friendly
    Me: The hell? Krug has been making $1 million more than Chara?

    The BOB
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    Not really. Only for this year. The 40+ rule mucked with Z’s contract. He was at 6.9M prior to this year

    The London Bear
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    Good. Glad they haven’t messed him about into the off-season.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Okay, 4 mill would have been better, but Chara has earned the dough.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Easy double last night, in spite of it being playoffs, where emotions run high! (Baby crying gif here) Give me your poor shooters, your wretched skaters that I shall make a league for, where there is no justice, only jocularity.
    Watched the Bruins in 2 – that was a mistake. Sometimes there just isn’ enough coffee.
    Mo coffee anyway!
    Oh! That reminds me – finally found coffee mixed with roasted chicory root. This is a thing brought about by coffee shortages during WWII ( the big one ). I love it!

    The London Bear
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    Hmmm, we’ll a largely unsatisfactory game but at least we got a point I guess #alwayslookonthebrightsideoflife.

    After the game I watched the first goal from the Jets broadcast – they didn’t think it was a goal either!

    Great from Donats but I hope we don’t rely too much on him. He’s got his studies to think about. Am I right in thinking he’s in his final year? Anyone know what he’s studying?

    Darts tonight and one of the opposition team is a Canadian guy who is a Flames fan. I’ll try to go easy on him!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Darts tonight and one of the opposition team is a Canadian guy who is a Flames fan. I’ll try to go easy on him!

    Stick a Dougie dart in his ass!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    After the game I watched the first goal from the Jets broadcast – they didn’t think it was a goal either!

    After seeing that goal eleventy-billion times (twitter, never-ending TV replays, etc) – WAY more than Toronto or the ref would have had time for, and way more than I really cared to see it – I think one can intuit its furthest progress from the overhead shot, and it never quite crosses the line. It was certainly vague enough that I can’t be too upset if they got it wrong.

    What pissed me off was the ambiguity with which the whole thing was handled.
    The ref at the net never signalled a goal, but a linesman 70 feet away and off-camera may have? And Twitter statements about the call (reportedly from officiating) were dribbling out in real time with conflicting statements.

    It’s a case of when you screw up & put yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING.

    Perhaps I’ll have to watch the ref’s signal again to sate my lingering curiosity – did he signal ‘no goal’ or did he signal ‘splunge’?

    In the end, my big concern from this game is Grizz. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t have a concussion and if he plays in any of the next 3 games. That hit was completely gratuitous (and deserving of supplemental discipline). The kid was making his NHL breakout, and I’m worried he’ll miss the playoffs because some entitled jackoff threw a tantrum.

    The BOB
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    To my knowledge, the goal-side ref signaled dead puck but NOT no-goal. Put his arms up in a Y formation; did not do the wash-out with the arms in a T formation (if that makes any sense).

    Still doesn’t excuse it being called a good goal on the ice… no one but him could possibly have the angle/sightline to determine with any degree of certainty that it was a goal.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Yeah, Billy Jaffe was saying something similar about the signal, but I’ve not gone back and looked. In real-time I was only prepared for two possible signals.
    On the goal/no-goal call, it seems that the ref is the only one who can really make a sane judgement in that situation.

    phonymahoney
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    I thought he was whistling it dead, which still makes me ask why it was a goal!

    The BOB
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    RE: Gryz
    Some entitled jackoff threw a tantrum cause his whiny-as-hell team leader (Schiefele) got hit completely cleanly and safely but still whined to the refs for ten minutes over it.

    The London Bear
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    think one can intuit its furthest progress from the overhead shot, and it never quite crosses the line. It was certainly vague enough that I can’t be too upset if they got it wrong.

    It was always my understanding from what Jack has said in the past that they can’t intuit a goal – they have to see the puck across the goal line?

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    I think you are correct. I was just opining on factual correctness, not what the ruling should have been.

    The London Bear
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    Aha. Fair enough

    The BOB
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    You are entirely correct. If they can’t actually see the puck over the line they can’t call it a goal. If the puck were in the glove and majority of the glove were over the line there still would be insufficient evidence to rule a goal (per a strict interpretation of the rules)

    The London Bear
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    Just seen the hit on Griz – absolutely disgraceful. How was he not ejected? Hope he gets a lengthy suspension

    phonymahoney
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    Great from Donats but I hope we don’t rely too much on him. He’s got his studies to think about. Am I right in thinking he’s in his final year? Anyone know what he’s studying?

    He’s a junior. And he’d better be studying hockey! wink

    The London Bear
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    I’ve often wondered how it works with college athletes. Do they get special consideration study-wise due to all the time they spend training and playing? We don’t have a university sports thing over here.

    The BOB
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    In my experience, they generally aren’t actually studying. At least not the true high-end guys.

    Less so for hockey but certainly true for football and basketball… college is just an avenue/showcase for the pro leagues.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Depends on the school & the sport. There are ‘basketball factories’ (KY St) & ‘football factories’ (U Miami) where the academics are allowed to slide for the big team sport, but with most schools (especially Ivy League schools) it’s down to the largesse of the particular professor to provide scheduling flexibility, and that’s really all you get.
    If a school goes too far in indulging its athletes, eventually either NCAA or the university accreditation boards will call them out.
    Someone who went to a big-sports school may have better info than I (who went to a school with 2nd-tier athletics)

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    Anyone know what he’s studying?

    Sociology.