Morning Free Association: This Stupid Team

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Maybe I’m not being generous with a team that is starting to rebound from a critical mass of injuries and Covid protocol holds when I say this team is stupid. But they are. Sure, they played the division leading New York Islanders, which isn’t easy. They had the game in hand in the first, couldn’t hold it together through the second and third, and were delivered a mitzvah in the third only to squander it seconds, SECONDS, into overtime.

THe Bruins played for the first time in over a year in front of 2000+ of the Garden faithful, who let their voices be heard throughout the game.

And most of the players lost in the past 10 days returned: David Krejci (Covid), Craig Smith (Covid), David Pastrnak (Covid), Jarred Tinordi (UBI), Trent Frederic (LBI), and Tuukka Rask (Back). Tuukka’s time in net was short though, lasting only a period, 20 minutes of looking a bit rusty and uncomfortable with one play in particular where he had to stretch out more ending his night.

We’ll have to wait today for further word on his status.

The game saw unexpected and much appreciated goals by Karson Kuhlman and Steven Kamper on the power play. Charlie McAvoy helped on both.

Then, the B’s got sloppy in the second, allowing JG Pageau to score “his nightly goal against the Bruins”, according to Jack Edwards. Honestly, I chuckled with that line. It’s so true. Josh Bailey tied it up early in the third.

The Isles scored the go ahead goal in the third with under 3 minutes to go thanks to Quincy, Mass native Oliver Wahlstrom. This goal prompted some of the Bruins faithful to tweet negatively about this team.

And then under a minute later, Anders Bjork scores the tying goal.

It went to overtime where it ended almost as soon as it began. 21 seconds in.

In 3-on-3 overtime, it’s not wise to let an opposing player beat you so easily, Charlie Coyle. Just ugly.

Well, at least they got a point. Maybe they can win in the HUGE MANATEE game on Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres.

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The London Bear
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So the other day I learned about a creature called the immortal jellyfish.

It’s a jellyfish (obv) that when it gets injured or old and sick it can turn itself back into a baby and start again. The only way it can die is if it gets eaten or suddenly and severely injured.

I thought it must be a wind-up at first but I checked, and it’s a real thing. Totally mindblowing.

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Had seen people on the internet whining about Cardi B’s performance on the Grammys. Just watched it, and it was very sexual, but not half as bad as I was led to believe.

Granted, I’ve seen the uncensored version of WAP a few times, so the bar was set kinda high.

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On a related note, am wondering whether I need a money shower in the shape of a giant platform shoe. It seems like the sort of thing that would come in handy.

The London Bear
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You mean you don’t have one??

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I find it pretty amusing that the people who were so offended by it (Fox News, etc) were so offended they kept playing clips of it over and over again. Methinks they were all secretly turned on by it.

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Morning all. One minute I think “wow, it’s already Friday” then another I think “man, Friday should have gotten here days ago.”

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Hi pals!
Pageau. Of course Pageau scored against the Bruins. Please sign him if he ever becomes available. This team is still without Brandon Carlo and Jeremy Lauzon. I’ll reserve judgement until they are back in the line up. I liked seeing Grizz and Charlie together. Zboril’s development allowed that. Also, always great to see Kampfer do well as he goes right back to the taxi squad when the big boys come back.
What a day on the river! Spent a good hour surfing at Georgia’s Hole on the Housatonic River. If a hole is named after you, it means you took a pretty good beating in there sometime. To get to the wave there, one must paddle at the hole (fuckin’ scary) then lean left and let the current toss you into the wave. The wave, though. Surreal.

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You don’t even need to put Pageau on the roster, just keep him off opposing teams and that will generate 3 extra wins per year.

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Morning all,

well a point is more than I expected anyway. Not that bad a showing, especially considering the top players looked the rustiest to my eye.

That sequence of squandering the double-minor and immediately conceding was horrible. They did well to regroup after that really. Any chance we can pick up Pageau at the deadline?

“Nearly two years exactly” Wonderful turn of phrase.

Maybe they can win in the HUGE MANATEE game on Saturday

Thank you for reminding me why I fired up the internet in the first place – to look up when the next game is! The net is so distracting, I constantly log on and forget what I wanted to look up.

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I appreciate getting the point they did, but man, getting back in the game with a goal at the penultimate minute, and then blowing it on the first shift of OT was brutal.
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