Morning Free Association: Shootout Woes

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Hey, guess what happened last night? The Bruins lost on the shootout again! They haven’t won a single one this season. They’re 0-5 this season. Granted, it’s a glorified skills competition activity. Would I rather the team be built for that or for winning games in regulation? The latter, of course. But, they’re not doing that either.

Last night’s game wasn’t that bad but it wasn’t nearly as exciting as Jack would lead you to believe. Largely, it was back and forth with the Bruins finally getting the massage in the second period that they need to SHOOT THE PUCK. Seriously, that chat between Sean Kuraly and Sophia Jurkstzowicz in between the first and second period was terse and tense as Kuraly said the words that we all want to shout at the team all the time: shoot the puck.

Yes, the Islanders are a contender, so the sting doesn’t hurt as much as losing to the Kings in overtime. However, when a team leader comes out and says what Torey Krug said, the team needs to make some adjustments.

I think that pretty much encapsulates it.

Hopefully the B’s will want to win on Saturday night against the Nashville Predators, a dreadful team full of losing.

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johnny5
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johnny5

that was a good game last night, first time i have been since last December, i thought i got fatter but someone told me the seats are smaller now?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh how long to be able to breathe through my nose again.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Welcome to my childhood!
I don’t think I had both nostrils working for 2 weeks in a row during a 3 year period.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ve come to accept my fate and will now chop my head off.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And usually when I have a cold I don’t have much of an appetite but this time around it’s been MUST EAT ALL THE THINGS BECAUSE NEVER NOT HUNGRY!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Feed a cold, starve a fever!

johnny5
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johnny5

you are stuck like that, like chucky in rugrats

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey All!
Watched in the bar last night. Glug, glug.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Bar watching is a good idea when the team isn’t quite getting the job done.

“Welp, it looks like this is gonna turn south – barkeep, gimme a 3-fingers-and-a-pig-snout stout.”

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

My package store owner showed up and started buying me booze!!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. What is the record for most loser points in a season?

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

IDK, but this year the Bruins will shatter it.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

The Bruins are now 2-8 in OT. That’s pretty glaring.
If they aren’t competitive when getting to OT, perhaps they should try harder to win in regulation.
Last night’s result was unsurprising because NYI are the best OT team in the league, and the Bruins are literally the worst. Their strategy in OT was to dominate possession – which they did impressively – but they seemed completely uninterested in playing in the offensive zone. They were not playing to win, they were playing not to lose.

johnny5
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johnny5

isles use that same strategy in OT, they try and get the tired guys to bite on the shift change and then they push to the Ozone, it can work well both teams were pretty conservative all game though.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

It’s deja vu all over again!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Who knew the Groundhog Day conversation yesterday would be so relevant!! lol

The London Bear
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The London Bear

At least it actually is Friday this time.

Or is it!!??
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha! I even had a friend convinced for a bit yesterday that it was Friday!