Morning Free Association: Swedish House Mafia

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Oops, did I spoil it?

The Bruins won the game handily by score but it was a tough go through the back half of the first and the entirety of the second before taking command in the third period.

The ice conditions were bad with the puck rolling around and taking weird bounces and some players having difficulty staying upright.

Marcus Johansson is getting hot at a great time. He was all over the ice and the scoresheet. This half of the Swedish House Mafia was first star of the game.

Early in the first shift, Torey Krug was slew footed by Warren Foegele, the coward who seems to take cheap shots from behind (see TJ Oshie injury) and never want to pay for them.

Everyone had Steven Kampfer, playing in only his second ever NHL Playoff game, scoring his first playoff goal and the first of the series, right? It was a beauty of a shot with Marcus “Jojo” Johansson doing all the work to get the puck into the Canes zone after Charlie Coyle appeared to purposely lose the faceoff.

A welcome surprise for sure!

Forty-four seconds later, Sean Kuraly is hit up high by Warren Foegele and retaliates against him by punching him in the chin. Of course, only Kuraly’s hit is noticed. Three seconds into the resulting power play, Sebastian Aho deflects the puck into the net.

Late in the first period, Zdeno Chara was felled by a shot taken off his leg. He would leave the bench and go down the tunnel, not to appear again until moments after the second period began.

Despite his defense looking disorganized at times, Tuukka made some great saves.

Near the midway point of the game, Gregg McKegg gets the opportunity to charge the net, getting a goal just before he runs over Tuukka. The Bruins didn’t bother to challenge for goaltender interference.

Tuukka recovered by shaking this off and making saves. The rest of the team had scoring opportunities, including another power play, but couldn’t tie it up before the end of the second period.

Bonus content: What is awesome about this series is that My Boyest of Boys hates Dougie like I do.

Early in the third, Chris Wagner is boarded by Jordan Staal. Connor Clifton goes in to cross-check and retaliate, with Brad Marchand being the veteran leader he is, pulled him back. Marcus Johansson scores late in the power play to tie it up.

Moments later, Chris Wagner makes a hit on Svechnikov , who suspiciously falls to the ice. However, it was Dougie Hamilton in the corner elbowing Joakim Nordstrom and subsequently going to box for it. Patrice Bergeron made quick work of scoring on the power play.

After that, the Canes were still playing but they were also falling apart. Late in the third with Petr Mrazek pulled, Brando Carlo cleared the zone where the puck bounced off of Charlie Coyle’s skate and rolled into the empty net.

With Mrazek back in net, Chris Wagner found a way to get the puck behind him for the Bruins fifth goal of the night.

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Haha… I thought I posted this morn… Oooops!!
I wasn’t as nervous when the B’s were down 2-1 as I was when they trailed the BJ’s orLeafs.
I loved Krejci’s fake drop pass to gain entry on one of the late power plays!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Finland are 2-1 up against a pretty decent Canada team. 15 to go.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Have been trying to better understand the McKegg goal. Unfortunately, the overhead shot that seemed to show the puck in the net before contact is difficult to find. At the time I was more concerned about the health of Tuukka than the possibility of a goal.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

This one has an overhead shot:

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Ah. Thanks – that’s exactly what I needed.
– Puck tumbles under Tuukka’s arm
– McKegg skate in contact with right pad while puck is still directly above the goal line & tumbling into the net
– Tuukka’s right leg pushed into the area of the puck
– Puck bounces off blade of Tuukka’s skate *after* completely crossing the line

So while Tuukka was definitely interfered with before the goal was legit, he’d already irreparably blown the save and it would have been scored anyway if McKegg had not made contact.
Good goal.
This was quite confusing in real-time.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Sportsnet announce team did a good job of breaking it down last night. And thank god I have the option to watch that and not NBCSN. So nice to have announcers that I can ignore when I want to and not make my ears bleed.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Yeah, that was a goal.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi all.

Well that’s a good start. Looks like this series is going to have some nasty to it. Well, the Bs won’t shy away from that!

I wasn’t sure who it was that got boarded – the highlights didn’t dwell on it – but it looked nasty. Glad Wags is ok.

Marc Savard tweeted that Tuukka’s play reminds him of Thomas’s in 2011 and he’s right. Pretty much the only he has allowed recently have been redirects that no-one could save.

Gregg McKegg

What were his parents thinking?

The Worlds starts today – Slovakia v USA tonight – or this afternoon for you… Slo-ven-sko do-to-ho! wink

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

FUCK YOU CAROLINA

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. All I could do was laugh when Kampfer scored the first goal.