Morning Free Association: Bonkers

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Last night’s game in Columbus was bonkers. Oh sure, it started out well enough with a Patrice Bergeron shorty, his fourth of the season and his 26th goal of the season.

Then, it got worse, so much worse, which made every Bruins fan say this about watching the game:

Very bad

The Blue Jackets proceeded to score five goals in a row through the first and the first half of the second. Two of those goals were by Boone Jenner, the long lost brother of the Jenner/Kardashian clan.

Then, thing began to change. The Bruins began to wake up. They went on a tear, scoring three goals before the end of the period.

Brad Marchand quietly scored his 29th and 30th goals on the season.

sexy little hummingbird

And Charlie McAvoy got into a fight with Artemi Panarin early in that jag.

Alas, the comeback fell short. Once the third period began, the momentum of the second frame was gone because that kind of magic is fleeting. Zach Werenski lit the lamp o the power play, putting the game one more goal out of reach. Boone Jenner wrapped up the game and his hat trick with an empty net with 46.6 seconds to go.

The B’s were due for a terrible game after playing so well for the past 2+ months. Tuukka had a bad night tracking the puck, leaving the game after the the second Jenner goal after allowing 5 goals on 24 shots, one of which was when the Blue Jackets were short-handed. It didn’t seem that Bruins played well in any facet of the game.

Don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing

Yes, this is the second loss in a row after a 19 game point streak and some fans might be saying:

This day

I hate everything

But, I think we should choose the positive path here. The team will win again. I hope they got the crap out of their system so they can victorious again in Winnipeg. Take some words of advice and cheer up, my friends.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Sounds like Cassidy was pissed off at pretty much all the skaters last night, including Bergy & Marchy.
A lot of skates not moving so fast, and players who didn’t know where to be.
Swapping Moore back to the left side after weeks on the right seems to have him struggling to know where to be when the play collapses toward the crease. That’s on Bruce as well as on Moore, because it’s not the first time we’ve seen that.
Krug made some boners too. I think he was -5 on the night!
That shorty they gave up killed me.

Can Jake & Pasta come back soon? Grizz or Miller perhaps?
It sounded yesterday like MoJo is closest, which I’d never have guessed.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

I think all the hot teams have suffered a bad loss recently.

Tampa Bay lost to Bosto 4-1 and were then shutout against Minnesota a few days later.
Carolina lost to Winnipeg 8-1!
Calgary lost to 6-2 against the Leafs.

It happens.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. And sorry everyone, this loss was my fault. Forgot about my one sports superstition so my bad on this one.
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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

And that superstition is….????

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ah, just something silly I’ve been doing for quite a few years now: I use the same coffee cup during a win/points streak. I forgot the Bruins lost and that I needed to switch to a different cup.

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I wash it people, don’t worry!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

[spoiler title=”I don’t “]

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Never wash the cup!!!!!(never hand it to me, either).

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey All!!
I was on the ice and missed most of that debacle. It’s to be expected, and the timing is good…. plenty of time to get hot again!ll!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

plenty of time to get hot again!ll!

Good point!

And they did pretty good to stay motivated and get back into the game from 5-1 down (which is more than I did! I left the game same time as Tuukka…)

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

I’m glad I chose to study and do homework most of last night