Morning Free Association: Bruised Bruins

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Last night in Columbus, the Bruins did not emerge victorious. Fresh off a small break of an extra day in-between games, the Bruins certainly had a little more pep but had difficulty getting the puck in net. They got it once in a scenario that many were convinced could have been the appearance of NO GOAL.

Jake Debrusk managed to get the Bruins sole goal in the second period. It was reviewed by Toronto and deemed to be good.

It took the Blue Jackets almost an entire period to score their first goal and more than half of the second period to score their second, on a power play after Brad Marchand went to the box for hi-sticking. It’s frustrating to see Brad take the bait and turn into the Brad who hurts his team. I hope he learns to quit it.

So many Bruins took shots that pinged off of cross-bars and posts. At the end of the game with 6 skaters on the ice, the Bruins managed to pressure Bobrovsky, who did not break. The B’s also managed to stop a couple of empty net goals, which would have made things much worse.

The Bruins have one more game to play in Columbus on Thursday night. The B’s are in a must win situation yet again unless they want to return to Boston in a possible elimination game on Saturday. Columbus is playing like they believe they are a team of destiny, which isn’t hard to believe after they slayed the President’s Trophy winners, Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Can we has spring please?

BagelBruin
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High of 82 in North Carolina

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Whenever you mention the weather I go and have a look at that covered bridge webcam. Yeah, it doesn’t look very springy!

Have you got your move sorted yet?

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We had such a tease of nice weather last week now it’s back to gray and chilly.

Almost sorted. Move out on Monday. Staying up at my folks for the rest of May. Based on the email I got this morning, I think the apartment I really really want is mine and can move in June 1. I certainly hope so keep your fingers crossed!

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I wore shorts yesterday because my campus’s main hall doesn’t have AC.

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My daughter’s swim teacher is moving to NC for four months. Not sure exactly where or what she’s doing (Mrs Bear spoke to her, not me), but if you run into an English girl called Nancy, tell her Leah says hi!

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What brings her to the Olde North State? I’ll be on the lookout for her

The London Bear
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Apparently she spent a short time working there last summer and was offered to come back for a longer stay this year. She’s only 20. I guess that’s the kind of thing the kids do these days!

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Hey Mother Nature, 49 and yucky is not my idea of spring!

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Hey Pals!!
Not the best scenario….but it’s manageable. Columbus will frustrate an opponent. Bruce needs to decipher their code!!!
Back on the ice tonight!!! Show me the money!! Almost cost all my money to park last night! The refs have been parking in a no parking zone outside the rink door forever. Last night we got ticketed!!! The head of the police union plays hockey, so we went to his team’s locker room and…voila!!! No more ticket!!!!! I feel blessed!!

The London Bear
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The head of the police union plays hockey, so we went to his team’s locker room and…voila!!! No more ticket!!!!!

It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

That’s pretty cool

Quaider4ever
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He likes to park there with his trailer/ barbecue, when the weather is nice. I don’t think he’s getting any tickets!!

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Satan 81's Sister

Ha, that’s awesome! Though I suspect you might have to let a penalty or two slide next time! lol

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On yeah, the “Get out of Jail” card was requested! This guy never gets penalized, anyway.

The London Bear
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Hiya.

Second period was pretty brutal for the Bs but at least they got out of it a goal behind – as they went into it.

Much better effort in the third but absolutely no puck luck. Still, to be able to up their game like that shows good character. And they fought right to the end. Krug’s slap pass in the dying seconds had CBJ all over the place.

I know being 2-1 down isn’t great but we were 2-1 down against the Leafs and I don’t think Columbus are any better than TOR. Sure, they’ve shut down the Bs top line – as they did against Tampa – but that often happens in the playoffs. Depth is more important than a loaded top line. Stick at it Bs, you’ll be ok.

I’ve been having trouble getting back to sleep after watching these games, so I tried a couple of shots of scotch with the game last night. It was tough crawling out of bed at 1am and going straight to the liquor box, but I’m willing to make these sacrifices!

Seemed to work – I’m less tired than this time last week (but with a bit more of a headache!). That said, I just caught sight of myself in a mirror and I’ve got a case of Anze Kopitar eyes. Oh well, I can sleep properly in June!

Sorry for the long-windedness!

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Long-windedness is a virtue!!!!!

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Long Winded London Bear!
Down 2-1 is not the greatest but they’re still in it!

It was tough crawling out of bed at 1am and going straight to the liquor box, but I’m willing to make these sacrifices!

Some things must be done! (Though in any other context we’d be staging an intervention!)

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It’s so annoying when the game finishes at 2.45am and you’re thinking “well, this is the most awake I’ve felt all day!”

Maybe I’ll try herbal tea next time (although, if the answer isn’t ‘whisky’ do I really want to know the question?) wink