Morning Free Association: Game 3

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You never know which Bruins team is going to show up in this first round series. Is it going to be the team that looks like it just showed up about 30 minutes before game time, forgot they were playing that night, hastily got dressed and played a lackluster, lifeless game? Or is it the team that imposes its will through thorough body checks, completed stretch passes, and lustful goal scoring. Last night, it was version 1 for the most part.

Game 3 of the playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs was different from the second game. In this game it was Toronto that was laying a lot of hits.

The first period was scoreless. The second wasn’t.

Under three minutes in, Toronto’s Trevor Moore, who scored 2 goals in the regular season scored his first ever playoff goal. They wouldn’t have the lead for long. David Krejci took charge 52 seconds later to tie it up, 1-1.

About halfway through the period, things got dicey. Tuukka Rask was played out when Charlie McAvoy tried to shove John Tavares away from the goal, instead plowing him into Tuukka. This wasn’t the first time this happened this season. However, I think the Department of Player Safety should consider fining Charlie for doing this to Tuukka again.

After a few minutes of checking to see if Tuukka was good to go and while the classy Toronto crowd taunted the Bs with chants of “Tuukka”, the starter was ready to go. After the game, Tuukka clarified to media that he took a stinger to his neck and it took a while for him to regain feeling in one of his arms. Play resumed.

After a penalty to David Backes, it only took 12 seconds for Auston Matthews to score the go-ahead goal.

Later in the period, Matt Grzelcyk was called for a weak holding call which led to another power play goal.

To cap off the scoring for the game, Charlie Coyle brought the Bruins to within one with a power play goal of his own.

The Leafs won 3-2.

The B’s looked tired at times and the top line looked discombobulated: Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak looked out of sorts with poor timing. While Jake Debrusk and Torey Krug managed to suit up and skate, they both weren’t their usual selves. and the team wouldn’t knock it off with the drop passes. ENOUGH OF THAT SHIT ALREADY, BOYS! YOU DON”T HAVE TO DO IT 5 TIMES IN A ROW!

Game 4 is on Wednesday night on NBCSNOMGWTFBBQ. Hopefully, sans Pierre.

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MissMuse
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What exactly does this mean that Jesse Gabrielle’s contract is being terminated by the Bruins? Does anyone have any insight on this?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Bleh.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey Youse,
Tough game to watch!!
The penalties????? Do anything you want, unless it’s ticky tack.. then we callin’it. Not that the Bruins got short changed, just strange calls ( and non calls ) both ways. Bad interruptions when the game was flowing.
Coaching staff needs to regroup. I sorta wish Kadri was playing…. We need a villain!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Speaking of flowing, heard southern Vermont got some flooding yesterday. Probably some good paddling!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Yup! Lots of rain! i need to stay local today, but will be in Jamaica, VT(:-() May 4th for the West River Dam Release!!!! Crazy shit!!! Even for those who watch (i like to watch). Lots of carnage!!! Probably on the Farmington today.

Miss Muse
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This is what happens when you’re so used to Dunkin Donuts coffee and all there is is Tim Horton’s.

Hoping for a way better game Wednesday and for Bruce Cassidy to draw up some X’s and O’s for Charlie McAvoy, showing him how he should throw Leafs AWAY from his own goalie.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

This is what happens when you’re so used to Dunkin Donuts coffee and all there is is Tim Horton’s.

Yes!! I could get used to TH’s coffee, though… Hope the B’s do!!!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

And… why are you awake???

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Good point – Muse, you’re up even later than I was watching the game! And I still went to bed before my neighbour. God knows what he was up to!

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Ah, I went to bed around 1030 here, and found myself awake at 330. smile

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I sometimes just wake up in the middle of the night and decides to go on here for a little bit, as opposed to tossing and turning for half an hour. smile

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

I’m up a lot during the night. I read or look at river gauges and fantasize.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

We call it kayak porn.☺

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Whatever floats your boat, man.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Those steamed sandwiches!!!! shutmouth

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Its the Tim-bits — they’re too sweet, and it kept the B’s off-balance the whole day.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Dear David Pastrnak,
Please shoot first, ask questions later.

With extreme love,
carvinbass18

The London Bear
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I noticed they seemed to be targeting Pasta for big hits and it really seemed to throw him off his game.

If only we’d traded for Lucic yadayadayada …

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Pasta threw his weight around in game 2…not surprised he was a target in game 3.
B rad needs to be less fancy, and everyone needs to shoot dat puck!!!

They all say it in every interview…. “We need to get pucks in deep, win puck battles, and get pucks and bodies to the net.”. So fucking do it! !!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Lou – cheech!!! Lou – cheech!!! lol

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

I watched a lot of the 2014 Habs-Bruins series on French feeds. I love the way it sounded on TV.

Kre-shie, et tou le oosh de brio Lush-shish y Horrrrrrrrrrrrrrton. CAREY PRICE.

Miss Muse
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“Y” is Spanish, ha ha!

I remember hearing how a French-Canadian channel pronounced Ray Bourque’s name. It wasn’t even just Say, but Ray-MOND and his last name sounded almost like “book.”

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Spanish, French– it’s all Greek to me!

MissMuse
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Ha ha!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Jo’s maiden name is Nadeau…. The Quebecois Naydu, accent on the du. Americanized Quebecois say Neddo.

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Haha yeah I’ve watched my share of Quebecoise feeds. Gallagrrrrrr is one that stuck with me

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I corrected my dad at least 3 times and he still says “Lou-sick.” mad