Morning Free Association: Happy Memorial Day!

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It’s Memorial Day here in the US so technically I don’t have to write anything. And pretty much I won’t. This weekend has been a crappy one weatherwise with the temps here in MetroWest Boston unable to rise above what we’d expect in early spring nevermind the unofficial start to summer.

How about them B’s? They won that first game pretty handily, 5-2. For a while in the second, it seemed like it might be a tie game forever until Charlie McAvoy and David Pastrnak worked their magic. That Pastatrick? You can thank IW for that because he was at the game. That was the second playoff game hat trick Pasta has scored and also the second one we were there for. Pasta and IW have a certain synergy and IW has lost his hat so many times. He forgot his usual gold hat (the one he’s lost and replaced many times) and this time had to toss one of his regular scally caps to celebrate.

Enjoy the Pastratrick again!

Also a reminder that tonight is Game 2 against the Islanders at 7:30pm. They finally released the whole schedule on Saturday. So thoughtful.

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The SSL cert for this site is gonna expire tomorrow. I should be able to get the new one installed before gametime tonight.
I hope.

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Ugh, what channel has the game tonite??? I need to figure out Readsboro’s cable system!

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NBCSN (and SportsNet1, TVAS, TVAS2)

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Thank you!!

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Morning. It’s so hot in here, I feel like I’m gonna melt.

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It’s phony

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Hi! How is it hot? Till 55° f out here in the Hill towns!

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Hi Phony
– Stripes!

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Heyoooo!

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Hi!

Get yourself down to the beach!

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Having trouble getting started today. I played too hard and I just want to go back to bed. The house needs a lot before the plumber gets here Friday…. We’re gonna have runnin’ water!!! Plum outa the walls!!!

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Good morning!!!!
Went to Readsboro Saturday night, but could only find the Habless and the Leasts on the mizer. I’ve watched the extended replay many times!!!! This team … they literally bring tears to my eyes. Good job by the analysts. I feel like they really pointed out some fine points. Hall’s net drive on the third goal and Pasta’s inside move on his first. It reminded me how much he admires Krejci and maybe he found some of the patience that other David has.
Downright miserable weather! It never topped 50 here. The river beckons, though!! Once you are on the water, you are happy

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Hey folks!

It’s a public holiday here too, today – and we DO have start of summer weather! Unfortunately, like most public holidays, I am working. Ah well, can’t have it all.

You were at the game?!?! So many questions! It looked like an amazing atmosphere and so great to see a full house again. Didn’t exactly look Covid safe – did you have to get a negative test or prove vaccination or anything?

You need to give me the word next time IW is at a game so I can bet on a Pastatrick!

So much to like about that performance. The Isles will regroup of course, but Bs need to keep the hammer down and not get complacent. I honestly think that was a main reason for the 2018 disappointment. They should have been more ruthless and put the Blues to bed long before it got to Gm7. Not bitter at all. Let’s not drag up the past, though, eh?

Enjoy your day

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It was a pretty excited atmosphere. Good playoff vibe.

Didn’t exactly look Covid safe – did you have to get a negative test or prove vaccination or anything?

Oh lord no. So the state of MA has gotten their Covid numbers down sufficiently and their vaccination numbers up so they relaxed their rules on public mask use and event attendance as of that day. So the Sox and Bruins games on Saturday were the first mass events in over a year.
The TD Garden wasn’t letting people in without masks (though I don’t think I saw anyone get turned away) and someone was handing out masks to people in line. We were supposedly not allowed to come in unless we were 2 weeks past our 2nd dose of vaccine, but no one asked us to show our vax cards or even sign the ‘yes, I am vaxxed’ pledge.
There were a bunch of people behind me in line who were wearing their masks incorrectly and spouting Trumpist nonsense. Just the guys I didn’t want behind me when slowly climbing a packed stairwell to pass through the metal detectors to get into the arena.
We were supposed to have our masks on except when eating or drinking, but no one was really doing that.

So in a largely unrelated weirdness – GH & I were there at the invitation of @Satan81 – who is a season ticket holder. Because it is a playoff game, STHs got different seats than their usual. Ours were at the very top row of the balcony – which now has a huge open area with a bar, elevator & restrooms behind it rather than just a wall. These seats were a wheelchair-accessible area – a waist-high open-back plexiglass box with a railing and removable folding seats.
Well, the seats had been removed. And they couldn’t find them all. So fine, shit happens, and we were there a half-hour early. Except they kept not finding chairs. We were standing until halfway through the first period (we missed the first NYI goal because three of our four chairs arrived) and @Satan81’s other friend was left standing for another 10 minutes while they searched for another seat.

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Well, the seats had been removed. And they couldn’t find them all.

Ooof, that sounds a bit shambolic!

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It’s a little strange that we just went “no holds barred” with the Covid rules. Here we go!

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It did look like an amazing atmosphere!!!