Morning Free Association: Storm Downgraded

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Take me down to Penalty City
Where the ice is cold and the play is gritty
Won’t you please score a goal

The early story of Game 3 was the massive amount of penalties leveled in the first period, 6 on the Bruins alone, without any goals to show for it. Justin Williams took 3 himself.

Apparently, Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug took imaginary penalties.

Carolina came out buzzing, taking 20 shots on goal to the Bruins 6. To be fair, it’s difficult to take shots when you’re constantly killing off penalties.

Tuukka Rask was fantastic, stopping 35 of 36 including all 14 of the Canes’ power play shots on goal. He’s stopped 85 of 90 SOG so far in the series.

Carolina opted for a change of net minder, inserting Curtis McElhinney in the lineup in place of the struggling Petr Mrazek.

All 3 goals were scored in the second. Jake DeBrusk had a power play goal in the third called back for goaltender interference, a call that was challenged to no avail.

Anyway, everybody wants to see the goals! Starting us off, The Mayor of Walpole!

Then later on, Brad Marchand scored on the power play. After gaining a point for an assist on this goal, David Krejci reached a career milestone.

Calvin de Haan bring the Canes within 1, as close as they would get.

Chris Wagner blocked a shot with his arm in the third period. He went down to the room not to return. He was spotted wearing a sling and Bruce Cassidy didn’t have much of an update but it looks like it’s next man up if he’s unable to go.

The final five minutes were a tough slog but the B’s fought off the surge to win 2-1. This was the first home loss for the Hurricanes this postseason.

Game 4 in Thursday night at 8pm.

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Satan81
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Where’s the outrage over Hamilton not responding to Bukauskas?

https://www.nhl.com/video/hamilton-the-pigs-interview/t-277350912/c-68220003

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

My Canes friend described last night’s game as “good, soul crushing, ball hurting hockey.”

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Probably a good description!comment image

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Almost there! Get it done in four then watch the Blues and Sharks play out a bruising 7-gamer!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. That first period gave me an ulcer.
Hey Bruins, how about you win five more times. That would be fun. Thanks.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Good Morning!!!!
I know I missed a good one last night. 4 games… Do it in four, gents, then rest a bit. Six playoff wins in a row for our sparkly, bamf goalie!!!!!!
8 miles of river yesterday, plus a doubleheader! I’m tired.
I go back to bed!!! I’m missing the NESN replays!!!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Chris Wagner blocked a shot with his arm in the third period. He went down to the room not to return. He was spotted wearing a sling

Wagner apparently got a little confused by this ad campaign

I guess Noel Acciari picked a good time to be cleared for play. If they can pull off a win on Thursday, then they should get a week off to heal up.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey, most of the ‘Canes have their ass in a sling right now!!l grin