Morning Free Association: I Can Walk Like a Penguin

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Last night’s game was not a sure thing. It looked like it was through the first period until the Bruins reverted to poor form in the second. But all was not lost, neither was the game.

First Period:

The Bruins started off pretty hot, scoring in the early part of the first.

Then later on, Marchy batted one in as well.

Second Period:

Then the Bruins played one of the worst periods of play this season. They stumbled through most of the period being outshot 21-6 and outscored 4-1.

David Pastrnak did what he does best.

After that goal, Matt Murray was chased from the game and replaced by Tristan Jarry. Then, the Penguins woke up and scored four unanswered goals. During the Bruins power play late in the second, with 10 seconds left on the PP and 20 seconds left ion the period, Kris Letang dove to the ice to prevent Charlie McAvoy from getting a shot off, and kicked out his foot, tripping McAvoy. This was a tripping penalty that went uncalled.

With the puck conveniently sent up the ice toward the penalty box, the Pens John Marino was able to score the fourth on the breakaway.

Third Period:

It started off with a blown call when Chara got hi-sticked in the corner of his own zone.

After mutual roughing penalties from Brandon Carlo and Zach Aston-Reese, Torey Krug ripped a big goal to tie up the game.

Nick Bjugstad hi-sticked Jake DeBrusk. We should take a moment to applaud the refs for finally calling a hi-stick on the third incident. Anyway, as they do, the Bruins allowed a short-handed attempt, which caused a defending McAvoy to collide head first into the goal post. He was leaking badly as a result. He left the game and didn’t return.

In the final two minutes, Brad Marchand came up big with the game winner, his second goal on the night.

To top it off, Patrice Bergeron nailed the empty net.

After the game, Bruce Cassidy gave updates on Charlie McAvoy and Torey Krug.

Oh yeah, Krug ended up getting a skate to the face deep in the third, seemed miffed but got his sutures.

The B’s are fortunate to win against a good team that outplayed them during long stretches of the game. Tonight, they take on the Habs in Montreal.

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Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Marchand might be the most dominant player in the league right now. He’s certainly the most dynamic. You know something is going to happen everytime he comes over the boards!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Pasta and Marchand are 1 & 2 in the point scoring chart!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hiya.

Well that looked like an epic game, from the highlights. Was blacked out for me so it’s live or nothing, and I decided I was too tired to stay up for the first. Wish I had done!

Three of the Pens goals came from skater in alone against Halak. Not what you expect from the best defence in the league but I guess no team can be on it all the time. The win is what matters!

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Hey Pals!
Didn’t get home until the start of the third last night! Good timing!!!
I would love to see Pasta get 50 in 50, or less. He’s on fire!!
B rad has that far post dialed in… Glad he got one to bounce in. His first goal looked like a squeeze bunt gone wrong… No Sox, do not sign him!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Oh man, no love for “Little Papi” ?

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IntentionallyWidenberg

That period 1A was horrifying. The Pens out skated & out worked the Bs constantly. Did the Bs win a single puck battle? yeesh. Yet they came back & dominated the 3rd.