Morning Free Association: The Haves and the Habs Nots

This team, they just keep doing it. They start off slow. They play a game of speed without really finding their game. When they finally strike in the final period, it’s lethal. The Boston Bruins just keep winning.

Currently riding a 6-game win streak and an 11-game point streak, this team looks beatable with their slow starts and pile of bodies on the injured pile, including one Patrice Bergeron. However slowly they begin, they just keep going. It wasn’t any different Sunday night.

The Boston Bruins didn’t start lighting the lamp until the third period, allowing the Montreal Canadiens to maintain a one-goal lead for much of the game after Joel Armia deflected a puck off of Zdeno Chara’s skate, up into the goal.

The B’s weren’t scoreless for lack of trying. Matt Grzelcyk, in one of his 4 shots on the night, tried his best to do what Torey Krug did in overtime the other night. Grizz got a shot on goal and a chance for the rebound, which slid parallel to the goal line. So close it hurt.

Late in the second, the Habs started really going after Pasta. Sure, throughout the game, Habs checked him and checked him again earlier in the game.

But when Brendan Gallagher started chirping him on a B’s defensive zone face-off, Pasta wasn’t having it. So, Pasta just followed the puck, which led him to get interfered by Shea Weber. The result of this brawl was Jake DeBrusk standing up for his teammate and taking the roughing penalty while Weber and Gallagher served for interference and roughing, respectively.

At long last, David Pastrnak got the B’s on the score sheet with this beauty.

With his 25th goal of the season, and being the first player in the NHL this season to hit that mark, Pasta becomes the first Bruins player to do that in 45 years.

This is peak Pasta.

If you had David Backes scoring the game winning goal on a power play in his first contest after missing 13 games due to a concussion, give yourself a gold star.

The look on his face!

After the game, he had nothing but nice things to say about his teammates.

Finally, Jake DeBrusk capped off the game with this gritty effort.

Let’s talk Tuukka: he was excellent. The goal he let in was a flukey one. Maybe he should have had it, maybe not. After that, he buckled down and let nothing else through. Breakaway by Gallagher? No problem. His defense can’t get it out of the zone? He’s got it.

The Canadiens have lost eight straight, three in overtime. This is the first time in nearly 80 years that has happened to the Habs. Is Claude on the chopping block? Some people think so.

Is this the face of a Claude Killer?

Jakey

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Half hour shoveling, one hour beer break..lather, rinse(beer), repeat!!.. = the rest of my day

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Did You Know? David Pastrnak is on pace to score 117 goals this season. His salary is three dollars an hour.

This is why you should tip your waiters!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Winning is fun. Pasta is good. (Hmmm….had pasta for dinner last night now that I think about it.)
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Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Hey Pals!!!
Snow day!!! I’ll be shoveling on and off, but mostly snoozing.
Always a great day to beat the Habnots!! Fuck Gallagher. “Uh, hey Pasta…. Not enough talent to play ahainst you…., but, i am an asshole.”
Nice to see Backes get on the scoreboard. … The last few years haven’t gone the way he planned, but he is gritty and wants it!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hiya folks.

What a team we have here (or you have there. Whatever!) Anyway they’re so much fun to watch.

I don’t think that first goal was on Rask. Significant deflection off a skate in close.

I’m off work this week. Time to get Xmas sorted! Maybe…

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ll take a Sean Kuraly jersey for Christmas please and thank you!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

G’morning folks!
I was assured we were getting ~5″ of snow, and it looks like about 10″ out there.

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The London Bear
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The London Bear

Happy shoveling!