Morning Free Association: Ugh

The Bruins played the Islanders last night and it did not go very well.

So GH got back from the game at 1AM last night, and we were too tired to write up a post for today.
The Bruins came out strong, wedging the Isles out, and generating 15 shots to the Islanders’ 6. Charlie Coyle would score on the Bruins’ opening shot.

Then the 2nd period happened. One has to expect a team that is having a bad period to come out stronger the next time around, and the Islanders did. They got their ‘clog up the neutral zone’ magic going.

And the Bruins were unable to establish much in the offensive zone. Still, shots were fairly even. But the difference maker was the PK.
David Pastrnak would be sent to the box for bumping Semyon Varlamov. And the Isles scored.
Brandon Carlo would go for pushing & shoving with Komorov, bewildering most observers. And the Isles scored.
Meanwhile, the Islanders were able to get away with high crosschecks and holding the stick – the most obvious and least defensible penalty in hockey – all game. Bruins fans were unimpressed.


The Isles were up 3-1 by the end of the period.

But the Bruins would come back and tie it up.

Alas, they would fall short in OT, with Tuukka keeping them in it until a bad turnover would lead to a Casey Cizikas breakaway, where he scored.

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Good morning!!
Ah well, back to the drawing board, eh? . Bruce will make the proper adjustments. There’s a chess game between Bruce and Barry. Game 2 to Barry. Still a lot of good to take away from this game.
I thought Smith’s absence was evident. I’d rather see Coyle or Kuraly with Hall and Krejci than Jake. Need someone who can shoot and dish.
I blew a chance to go to the game by not checking my messages. Oh well, I’ve only been to one playoff game… the Bs lost in O/T… Glad I didn’t start a trend!
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Morning all. If you’re going to drive over the covered bridge in Waitsfield, make sure you fit first.

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Ooops! Oh yes! I’m fully qualified to drive this rental truck, why do you ask? Did I take the insurance? No, that’s for suckers!!!… smile

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Whoa! Looks like he got a long way in before realising it wasn’t going to go

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Morning guys.

Well, I guess it was obvious a team featuring Palmieri and Pageau was going to sting us at some point.

I don’t blame Lauzon for the OT, that was just plain bad luck. Hope he doesn’t beat himself up too bad.

At least the Leafs bombed out in the first round AGAIN

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The Leafs… This year, for sure! No Bruins. Easy run to the conference final… grin