Last night, in the season opener, the Bruins were handily defeated by the Capitals 7-0. I didn’t see much of the game, only the third period. Still, it’s clear that something went terribly wrong when Tuukka was chased out of the net for letting in 5 goals on 19 shots. Ouch.
The Bruins didn’t have much fight tonight. Well, Brad did late in the game when he took exception to something Eller did, like being born or an ex-Hab.
Marchand destroyed Eller pic.twitter.com/1kFZOrJuiu
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) October 4, 2018
Oh, that has been brewing since…. say…. 2011.
Marchand's first fight since 2016.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) October 4, 2018
Brad Marchand on why he fought Lars Eller: "His celebration was unnecessary. He took an angle in front of our bench and celebrated in a 7-0 game. So I just let him know."
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) October 4, 2018
How about we turn our attention to something else, like someone else who got a spanking.
Capitals forward Tom Wilson missed the opener and is due to miss 19 more games beyond that for an illegal check to the head of the Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist in the Caps’ final preseason game on Sunday.
Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended twenty games for an Illegal Check to the Head on St. Louis’ Oskar Sundqvist. https://t.co/ojQ4yN6oFN
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 3, 2018
Wilson apologists disagree with the suspension and will use anything to justify his on-ice behavior. Guys like this doucehcanoe who is a sports talk radio host.
Tom Wilson did not leave his feet. He didn't throw an elbow to the head. He crushed a guy skating in the middle of the ice with his head down, with the bulk of the contact to the shoulder. I was ready for 6 games. Maybe 8. But 20? Unbelievable.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 3, 2018
Brad Marchand fighting Lars Eller, who doesn't fight and was not trying to fight, is what happens when Tom Wilson is not around. Marchand never would have done that if 43 was in lineup. And Wilson would never have done that to a guy who does not fight. That's the difference.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 4, 2018
Right. Obviously he means that Tom Wilson would single out Marchy and headshot him, right?
The Bruins get to try again tomorrow night. Tom Wilson won’t for many nights.