Morning Free Association: Falling Just Short

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We’re getting used to this kind of game in which the Bruins fail to score for two periods plus, then come back at some point in the third and say:

Let's Win this thing

Last night’s game was no different. Late in the first period, Chicago went up by two goals. The first was a shorthanded effort by Ryan Carpenter and was the first SHG the Bruins have given up this season. The second was a power play goal after the Bruins power play lapsed and David Pastrnak was called for interference. It took only 10 seconds for the Blackhawks to score on their power play and only 37 seconds elapsed between the 2 goals.

Not much of note happened through the second period except for John Moore, in his first game from his shoulder injury, stepping up for David Pastrnak.

Seventeen seconds into the third period, Alex DeBrincat scored the Hawks third goal. Soon afterward, Joakim Nordstrom finally got the B’s on the board with the help of David Backes and Charlie McAvoy.

One second into the Ford F-150 Final Five, Chris Wagner rushed down the ice on the penalty kill for the shorty.

Torey Krug continues to show why his contract should just be done by now, Donny.

As good as this comeback was, the fairy tale had to end for the Bruins. David Pastrnak got tripped up in his own zone during 3-on-3 play, creating an odd man rush and the Chicago Blackhawks capitalized on it. The Bruins fell 4-3 and got yet another point that they probably shouldn’t have based upon their play throughout the game. At some point this team will have to play the way they should through 60 minutes because this craziness is unsustainable.

Next up: the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Remember them? They handed the Bruins their first loss this season back on October 10th.

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Oh yeah, the Beaverton is great! If you like small town Canada stuff, there’s a series on Amazon Prime called Still Standing. A comedian visits small Canadian towns and does a stand up routine based on the town. It’s pretty fun and a neat way to learn about different areas.

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Good to see Moore seems OK- he wasn’t moving that left arm after the ‘fight’.

Had a busy couple of days so I’m just going to watch skiing on TV all afternoon.

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I watched a fair amount of the slalom stuff at Killington over the last week. That Scheifele kid (suntin’ like that, confuring her with a Jet), wow. Her hip is nearly touching the ground on some of those turns!! Edge control and confidence.. The only skater i could compare her with is, sorry, Kovalev. Although he has Habstink, dude is probably the purest skater to ever lace ’em up. (See ’94 SCF, NYR vs VAN )

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Confuring….. Okay, that sounds right, but i may be confured.

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Yeah, she’s something else. She’s pretty handy in the faster disciplines too.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Another loser point!
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Growing the Lozer Community

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I’m fine if they loser point their way to the playoffs as longs as they know you can’t loser point your way to a Stanley Cup.

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Hey All!
I was getting ready to turn off the tube when the comeback started.. This team has no quit!! They could find their get up and go a lot earlier… The Avs won’t be as generous with the comeback ops.
Heading to Newport in the morn. Mom finally has to go into a memory care ward. We have to clean out her apartment. (In my best Shatner) “Must….. not… go.. down memory lane…”

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Same here – I’d almost given up on the game. Amazing they keep doing this but the run has got to end sometime. They really need to brush up those first 40mins!

Best wishes to your mom.

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Sorry to hear about your mom. No doubt she’s still feisty as ever, though.

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She’s bound to kick someone’s ass when she doesn’t get her way…. I’m just wondering how many it takes to get her in the straight jacket. grin