Morning Free Association: That Game Last Night

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Last night the Boston Bruins made a statement — they may not be the faster or younger team but they were the better team, at least last night.

Boston scored five times in total with three of those goals coming on the power play. Here are some useful facts for you to enjoy:

  • The Bruins were 3/6 on the power play
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  • The Maple Leafs were 28th in penalty kill in the month of March. They were bad on the penalty kill last night.
  • Two out of our three Davids (Backes, Pastrnak) scored in the second period
  • Charlie McAvoy led in overall TOI with 20:51, Torey Krug led in PP TOI with 7:14, and Adam McQuaid led in SH TOI with 5:11
  • The Leafs were actually called for this tonight too much man
  • Brad Marchand was trolling and chirping and generally trying to not get into too much trouble. At one point, he appears to lick Leo Komarov.

    And Pierre asks him about it after the game.

    Brad is the best

Now for the not so fun part. At 8:18 in the third period, this happened:

Nazem Kadri was assessed a Game Misconduct and a five-minute penalty for Charging, which was served by James van Riemsdyk. While some Toronto fans are whining that Mitch Marner was hit hit with an elbow by Wingels, it still doesn’t justify this egregious hit. And yet, Leafs fans believe, honestly believe, that this hit was fine and that the refs handed the Bruins the game. Right. It couldn’t be because of your shitty penalty kill or lack of an answer for Sean Kuraly.

I hope that Kadri gets multiple games for this.

And if he doesn’t, he’ll have a friend following him around.

My Friend Adam

ALL THE BRUINS GOALS

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The boss’s dog is trying to kill me. Tripped over her twice so far.

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Chatting more with Satan81 brought up another question that’s baffling me. Why Wingles? Is there some history there I don’t know about? Just seems random that he was Kadri’s repeated target.

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Opposite conferences, so probably not!

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Wow, Ken Hitchcock retired.

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Really good coach. Never looked real healthy, I wonder if that’s a factor

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Heading to Newport tomorrow……lunch with the moms at Coddington Brew Pub!!!

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Hey hockey pals!
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  • Fun game last night. Kept trying to come say good morning but there’s something going on here and I don’t know what it is.
  • I love the budding romance between Marchand and Komarov. Love is in the air!
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  • They’re probably going to lose Kadri for a couple games, and it’s probably going to hurt them.
  • The Leafs weren’t able to capitalize, luckily, but the Bruins gave them enough chances that the Leafs could have won. Marner Daugavins’d it a couple times.
  • With Wingels out, I guess we’ll see Riley Nash and maybe Ryan Donato suits up, but I think not.
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    It must have been crazy in the Garden last night!!!!
    Jo and I are going to try to see a playoff game…. hoping to get to a big one. There is nothing that compares to the atmosphere in that building in a big game!!

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    A suspension to Kadri would be tough for the Leafs to bounce back from. He has a lengthy list of priors, five games would not be excessive.

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    Yeah, my gut was saying 2 games – then I looked at it from the POV of dept player safety — and it sure seems like a long suspension should be forthcoming. But DOPS is a little hard to predict at times so I am afraid to speculate.