Morning Free Association: Calamity in Columbus

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It seemed like the thing we’d all be talking about with regards to last night’s game would be the re-emergence of NO GOAL and possibly even how the first period alone saw two goaltender interference calls, one resulting in a power play, the other in, well, the aforementioned called-back goal. As it turns out, Charlie McAvoy had something to say about that.

Hold my beer

Charlie hit Josh Anderson high. Whether or not he intended to hit him in the head, he probably should have more discipline than the two-minute minor he was given. That being said, I get why he wanted to make a major hit on Anderson, a guy who has been an asshat this whole series. whether he is complaining about not getting a call or pretending for 5 minutes that he didn’t know he slashed Sean Kuraly’s face on a face-off, causing him to leak.

Anderson left the game late in the second period, returned in the third and Charlie McAvoy was very quiet, not even so much as breathing on an opposing player for the rest of the game.

Now, let’s talk about Sean Kuraly’s goal that was called back. The fourth line was out killing off the penalty and doing the good work they do in the offensive zone. Joakim Nordstrom was net front and while trying not to touch and get in Bob’s way, he did. He might have tried to appeal that Harrington had pushed him although it doesn’t look like the case. Any real Bruins fan knew that once the goal was challenged, it was coming back.

Me during the first two periods

The Bruins asserted their will throughout the game. Tuukka Rask got the shutout he deserved in game 4, stopping all 39 shots sent his way. While it took more than 30 minutes of game time, the Bruins finally got on the board with David Krejci going high glove side.

The other goals happened in the third when Marcus Johansson showed that his tenacity would pay off with a flukey puck.

And then David Backes helped put the game out of reach with the kind of goal he’s good at: deflection in front of the net.

Everyone was dying to see the handshake between Charlie McAvoy and Josh Anderson after the game. Turns out, there seem to be no hard feelings.

In the room, Zdeno Chara continues his winning Instagram says, this time with a mildly profane Pasta.

 

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Boston’s Charlie McAvoy will have a hearing today for an Illegal Check to the Head on Columbus’ Josh Anderson.

— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 7, 2019

Hmmm…. — IW

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Morning, hockey pals!

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I saw two taeks doing the rounds yesterday:

1) Bruins have a terrible record at converting 3-2 series leads.
2) Bobrovsky’s stats in elimination games are woeful.

So a high-scoring defeat would have been most likely. You can’t rely on stats!

BagelBruin
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Should I spent $180 on ticket to Game 3 or Game 4?

Satan 81's Sister
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Yes. Game 4.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

In your old age, would you rather look back and remember the time you witnessed the Bruins clinch a place in the SCF or count the extra $180 in your wallet?

Game 4 all the way!

BagelBruin
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Luckily, I attended the Winter Classic this year, so I’ve made it to a big game. Sadly, I work for a not for profit, I pay out of pocket for school, and I have FOUR wedding to attend this year.

Who am I kidding! I’M EATING RICE AND BEANS FOR THE REST OF YEAR! GAME 4 HERE I COME!

Satan 81's Sister
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I mean, school will always be there. DELAY THAT EDUCATION! IT’S THE PLAYOFFS!

BagelBruin
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AMEN SISTER

The London Bear
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Talk your bandmates into playing a few weddings – isn’t that supposed to be a licence to print money?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Game 4.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Josh Anderson returned to the game. McAvoy has no history. He doesn’t sit.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Woooo! Thought for sure Columbus was going to come out guns a blazin’ for the third period but oh boy did they deflate.

Also, Tuukka is nails and deserves to parade around Boston like:
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Hi all.

I wonder if this will be enough to silence Tuukka’s doubters. I doubt it, but just maybe. Why is spellchecker suggesting I’ve spelled Tuukka wrong? Tut tut.

Three straight wins to wrap up that series, and they arguably looked better with each game. Bring on the Canes (another team I have nothing against really).

Any news from DoPS? It was a high hit but I’m not convinced it was intentional (if that makes a difference). These days you’ve got to be an idiot or a psycho to deliberately hit igh haven’t you? Charlie’s never seemed like a nutter to me.

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I’d imagine Charlie sits a game or two. It was stupid and reckless but not malicious or intentional.

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He might, but I don’t think he does – since he was only assessed a minor penalty, DOPS would technically be stepping out of their lane to do so. I think they might chime in today however.

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Halak woulda scored empty netters!!!!

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I don’t think he sits. No history and he didn’t get a match penalty.

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Hi All!!!
What a game!!! Third period was Bruin’s strongest all series!! Nice
Charlie and Anderson in the handshake line – “Dude, I wasn’t trying to kill you there….” ” Nah, it’s cool… I milked it a little, anyway ” ”
Tuukka!!!! Homie is on fire!!!!