Morning Free Association: Game Six Tonight!

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This weekend, the Bruins eked out a victory, one that they shouldn’t have had to win so closely. Everything was going well enough until 10:33 in the third period when yet another controversial goal rattled the Bruins.

I always thought the standard for reviews involved 1) being able to see that the puck crossed over the line by seeing white between the goal line and the puck and 2) the review had to have conclusive evidence to overrule the call on the ice. No matter what the NHL says, it doesn’t seem like this should have been allowed as a goal.

This setup a flurry of goals within the last half of the period with David Pastrnak scoring twice, including the game winner, to make it a Bruins win. However, the Seth Jones goal was not the only video review of this game. With 15 seconds left in the game and 6 attackers on the ice, the Blue Jackets made a final effort to score a game tying goal. Charlie McAvoy had no stick but that didn’t matter because Tuukka used his whole body to prevent the puck from going in. The was no video evidence to prove that the puck crossed the line and the B’s held on to win.

Tonight, the Bruins have a chance to put this series away in Columbus.

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

KevAn would have been good for this series!!! Mo punchy face!!!! Next round, ehhh, maybe not…. maybe not Chara either.. I love you, man, but you don’t have enough speed for the Whalercanes… unless the old garden is still hovering around in another dimension…. he could play there.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Good morning!

The issues I had with the goal they reviewed for six hours were that:
– this happened to the Bruins before and it was not a goal
– the thing people say is definitely the puck also looked like the black stripe on Tuukka’s pad

I really think we are going to close the series out tonight. Everyone, please make your appropriate sacrifice to the Hockey Gods.comment imagecomment image?itemid=12052264

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

the puck also looked like the black stripe on Tuukka’s pad

Yeah, I had to see the replay several times before I understood WTF Doc & Brian were talking about. I’m still not convinced that they had a sufficiently unobstructed view to turn over the call on the ice.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Hey Bruins, win the fucking game tonight. Thanks.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Is it just me, or have there been some serious bullshit committed on the parts of the refs and the NHL rule book this year?

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Even in games i don’t care much about, i find myself saying “dats some bullshit, right there”!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Yeah, they’ve been really bad, and the NHL would be remiss to not address it before next season (and really, next round) begins.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

It does seem particularly bad this year. And the consistency is also poor. I’m really hard pressed to understand what the officials are going to do in any situation.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yeah it’s the inconsistency that really grates. I can take a call I don’t agree with if they’re gonna call it the same way every time but it’s totally unpredictable sometimes.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Exactly – you never know what painfully obvious thing they’re going to rule inconclusive.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi Pals!!!
All the breaks have gone the Jackets’ way, so far. That means that they will go the Bruins way tonight, right?? Don’t the breaks “even out in the long run”????? I’ve grown up believing that…. Don’t tell me that there is no Santa Claus!!!!!
Bruins win tonight!!!!
Adulting all weekend… :-0 !!! Opened up the

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

….house up north yesterday. Got some water turned on…. Then proceeded to remove the stairs to the second floor!! Been putting it off, but Jo concentrating on getting her house in Connecticut on the market, plus her trip to Miami on the 17th…. I have a couple weeks to get new, wider, less steep stairs in!!!! Maybe i won’t bump my head every time i go upstairs!! So much yard work, as well!! Plus, my favorite – the burning of scrap wood!!! Kept a brisk blaze in the fire pit all day!!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I’m assuming you turned the water on and removed the stairs because you’re converting downstairs to a hockey rink and need all the space you can get.

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Yessss!!!! I still want stairs… Up to the luxury box!!!!!! I need to have one!!!! Screw man caves….. I want a luxury box!!!!!

Yup, i’m spoiled!!