Morning Free Association: Shootout Win? What?

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The new look 2021 Boston Bruins are different from the 2019-2020 Bruins in one key metric: they’ve won a game in the shootout.

Yes, you heard that right. The Bruins gave up a one-goal lead twice in the game to survive the 3-on-3 overtime and then win in the shootout. As it turns out, only one player scored in the shootout for either side and that player was Brad Marchand.

Of course, this is a stark contrast to how Brad Marchand performed in another infamous shootout.

Brad Marchand scored the first goal of the season on the power play with assists from David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron.

Yes, that power play is loaded with the Bruins leadership group.

In between Bruins goals, Miles Wood scored on a breakaway.

In a similar vein to his older brother, Nick Ritchie scored in the first game of the season. For some reason, he was on the power play when he tapped it in from the net front.

That lead lasted for 34 seconds before Ty Smith scored. Of course, it was his first NHL game and his first NHL goal. Tuukka is always generous wit te n00bs.

Wood, who already had been called for Goaltender Interference in the first, had no problem being a thorn in the side of the B’s, especially Tuukka Rask. In the third, he again interfered with Tuukka. Charlie McAvoy took out the garbage.

As was noted, Brad Marchand was the game winner. The Bruins next play the Devils in a medium sized manatee on Saturday.

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Morning all. Yay winning is fun.

Going into the office this afternoon to do some work there. Feels weird now when I have to stop in at the office. Feels like I’m trespassing or something. lol

And just as well I’m going there as it seems Nugget wants the couch to herself today.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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A win is a win, but we saw a mix of good & not so good — as one expects on opening night.

I’m not gonna get ahead of myself on the shootout win – I mean, it was against the Devils, who traditionally are the only team in the NHL with worse shootout history than the Bs!

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Jo and I on the road this morning. Shifting some furniture for the boss, then off to Monroe to hunker down.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all.

Very impressive first period. Only had one eye on the game for the rest but it didn’t seem quite as impressive. Good to see Tuukka in mid-season form.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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That first period was what a Bruins-Devils game should look like – the Bruins getting scoring opportunities and the Devils not, because they just don’t have that much talent.

Later periods seemed far too even.
The Bruins got handled in OT, with Tuukka being hung out to dry on multiple occasions.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yeah, Zboril looked a bit out of his depth in that OT – although he looked fairly promising in the game itself from what I noticed

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A win is a win is a win! B rad picks up right where he left off….. woo hoo! A decent debut for a team that will need a bit of time to find itself. Leaders will emerge. Who leads the D? Maybe zMacavoy, wow, the z unintended, but won’t be deleted! He’s young but looks like he’s feeling it!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Yeah, McAvoy seems to be taking the reins on the D. He’s likely the right guy to do it. Carlo’s been around longer, but doesn’t seem to have as much personal chutzpah.

Satan81
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Satan81

Wooooo!!! Win to start the season!

Wooooo!!! I remembered my password!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Woooo! Good to see ya. Can you give some password-remembering tips to that Bitcoin guy?!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Reminds me of the viral tweet making the rounds: “Your password is weak. Yeah, well so is my memory.”