Morning Free Association: The Weekend

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This weekend was chock full of manatee games. Even though the Bruins have clinched a playoff spot for nearly two weeks now, every game is still big when trying to determine first or second in the Atlantic.

Saturday’s game was a blow out of the Florida Panthers 5-1 in only the second matchup of the two Flortheast teams. Jake DeBrusk returned to his spot on the second line and brought his scoring touch: two goals and an assist.

Unfortunately, that game also saw a significant injuries to both Riley Nash and Brandon Carlo. Riley Nash got caught in the friendly fire of a Torey Krug snapshot, requiring 40 stitches inside and outside his ear.

I’m not going to pull up footage of the Carlo incident but he did a nasty twist and fall after getting his skate caught. Joe MacDonald of the Boston Sports Journal has a source telling him that it’s a fractured left fibula but the Bruins are being guarded with an update on the second year defenseman.

Thankfully, on Easter in Philadelphia, Chara is risen!

This manatee game involved a comeback with goals scored by the usual suspects: Acciari (9), Pasta (32), and Bergeron (30). Wait, Acciari? Yep, he started it off. Bergy finished the comeback with seconds to go in the third to force overtime. This was remarkable since the team looked tired and disorganized for most of the first two periods, cleaning up their act late in the second and for the third.

The victory was not to be: Claude Giroux scored to win it for Philly (they don’t deserve nice things) and to make sure the B’s only got one point instead of two.

Thankfully, the Nashville Predators handed a 4-1 defeat to the Lightning last night making the Boston lead on TBL a full 2 points with a game in hand.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I’m supposed to be drawing a canopy for over the front door of an architect ‘s house. I just feel like he should draw it. Am.I off base here?

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Hey hockey pals!

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  • Long weekend in DC for me, followed by a rough Easter afternoon of air travel, public transportation, and Uber to try to get to my car and then to Easter dinner. Intermodal transportation at its finest!
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  • After I finally got to my car, I really needed a coffee and went to the Starbucks drive through. The kid bungled it and practically threw it at me, spilling it all over the drive through counter and the side of my car. It is COVERED in coffee. I laughed because he was having the same kind of day I was.
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  • Landed at noon. Took me til 3:30 to get to my destination a half hour north of Boston. Woof.
  • Missed three Bruins games in four days, which made me SAD. I did go to Canes at Caps, though. Not a super fun game and I didn’t have a horse in the race, BUT there was a drunk Flyers fan decked out in Caps gear making fun of me for being a Bruins fan wearing a Whalers sweatshirt. We had a lot of fun. Flyers fans make everything interesting. I bet I could have gotten him to eat dog poop like when the Eagles won the Superbowl.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    All Philly fans eat poop! That’s what’s in a cheese steak!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Aggggh….. I don’t want to see any more snow between now and October. Stop it, stop it, STOP IT!

    I got in to work today, and the network was screwed up, my coffee cup was full of 4 day old brown liquid and my milk is spoiled.

    Yay, Monday!
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. Blah Monday. Feel so bad for Carlo.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Spent yesterday in the Great White North working’ on the sugar shack by the railroad track. Haven’t seen the game yet.
    The Carlo thing – ugh!
    Glad there is so much depth.
    It’s snowing here this morning…… I choose to ignore it. Maybe it will go away.
    Coffee!!!!!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    We’re getting that very gentle, snow globe type of snow right now…. If this was November, I might be all ” On snow! How sweet! ” . But it is NOT November……. IT’S FUCKING APRIL!!!! ENOUGH!!!