Morning Free Association: Better Luck Tomorrow…er, Today

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If you made a list of things that the Boston Bruins needed last night, no doubt neither “running into overtime in the first half of a back-to-back” or “losing in overtime” would be on said list. That’s exactly what happened last night.

The Tampa Bay Lightning was missing one of their New York Rangers refugees top defensemen in Ryan McDonagh, who was injured in the Game 1 loss to the Bruins. He was replaced in the lineup by two defensemen: Braydon Coburn and Luke Schenn. You know he’s got to be good if he needs two players to fill in for him. Jon Cooper opted to go with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen, which seemed to be a good strategy.

Bold srategy

You know what, the Bruins lost and I just don’t feel like getting into it. I’m tired and annoyed and this is the last thing I want to do right now.

Here’s the condensed game if you want to see it. Hopefully, the boys will get their act together tonight.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Put my english muffin in the toaster but never hit start.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

“Is it done yet?”
“Nope.”
“I’ll wait…”

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Me: “Great, another fucking thing that’s fucking broken because everything thing has to fucking all apart….oh, I didn’t hit start.”

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

WHY IS TOAST SO COMPLICATED???
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

And, of course, with the back-to-back, the question is “will the Bruins play Halak for a 2nd night in a row?” (they will) when the question really should be “WHY THE HELL ARE THERE BACK-TO-BACK GAMES WHEN THE NHL HAS THE STADIUM LOCKED UP?”
Are you telling me they couldn’t have just alternated game nights between the 2 series that are sharing the rink?

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I can understand them wanting to get things wrapped up as quickly as possible – get people back to their families.

It’ll be interesting to see how the playoff teams start next season compared to the teams that didn’t go to the bubble or didn’t get past the qualifiers.

Back to backs must increase the risk injury, though I guess – but how much the lack of travel is helping the players? I find travel exhausting, but then I’m from little ole England where we think 100 miles is a long way!

The London Bear
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Halak should’ve stopped three of those goals really but he’s capable of bouncing back and from what I’ve read the defence didn’t give him much support (only saw the first period live).

You can’t start Vladaƙ against TB at 1-1 in the series. I’m sure they’re not even considering it.