Morning Free Association: Rags Over B’s

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Wow, that was a game. It’s weird to say that about a game that was 1-0 for a huge portion of it and was 2-1 as a final. What was great about it was that it was fast paced with few stoppages through the first and second periods including no penalty calls; the first period was played in 26 minutes of real time. Even the shootout began at 9:34pm, when the third period would still be in play.

Charlie Coyle scored at 3:39.

At some point in the second, he would go down in a scrum around the net. Looked like he blocked a puck or got a stick in the body. He would be missing until the third period.

The B’s dominated the first period outshooting the Rangers 8-2. New York came back in the second 15-9 but failed to get on the scoreboard. In the third both teams were about even. Filip Chytil scored early enough in the third for either team to win. The Bruins held off the Rangers, taking them to overtime.

Overtime was when it got interesting. Craig Smith banged into Igor Shesterkin while trying to get the puck in the net. Shesterkin was prone when his teammates took to roughing Smith. As a result Smith and Alexis Lafrenière both went to the box for Goaltender Interference and Roughing respectively.

Shesterkin continued on in net even though it looked like he was trying to get his vision right.

With 40 seconds to go, Alexander Georgiev took over in net for the rest of OT.

Then Shesterkin returned for the shootout.

Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle scored in the shootout while Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin also did for the Rangers. After an eternity (13 other shooters), K’Andre Miller finally got one past Jeremy Swayman.

Swayman was 33-34 with a save percentage of .971. Not a bad night.

Next up: the Bruins visit the Islanders new home, the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. And the good news is that Bergy might be back for that game.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I just found out that Sonny Bono (of Sonny and Cher, for young’uns) was Anthony Keidis’ (RHChiliPeppers frontman ) godfather…… and my mind is completely blown.

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Really, last night’s game went about as well as we could expect it to. They mostly kept the opposing shot counts down, and got to the shootout when the opposition had their top forwards and the Bruins were missing half of their top four.
The only thing I’m disappointed in is the Bruins were getting mauled in front of the net, and neither the officials nor their teammates attempted to address the issue. I was trying to figure out if the Rags were being bullies or babies, but the dogpile on Smith wasn’t the first one, and I was kind of annoyed.
Ok, two things – too many of the shootout attempts were half-assed. (Dude, you’re a forward in the NHL. You need to have more tools in your toolbox than skating leisurely into the slot and going 5-hole.)

But hey, they grabbed a point on the road while missing Bergy & Marchy and icing their 3rd 2nd goaltender.

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I noticed a particularly egregious cross check to Blidh’s back in a scrum. Nasty

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. I feel like we should be much further along in this week.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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“Ahh, Week 7, thank you for coming.
Week, the reason I’ve called you here is because we are concerned about your lack of progress…”

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Good morning!
A good performance by the Bs! Yay! That would have been a nice win. Need to beat Chara and the Isles.
I was looking at active career scoring leaders and found something surprising. In the top 30 only two players have a higher plus/ minus than Bergy….. Marchand and Chara. Those three have plus/ minus ratings that are off the charts. +237, 246, and 295 respectively… wow.
Supposed to warm up today. Not starting very warm (6) but climbing fast. Maybe some disc golf today!

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Hi folks.

Out and about all day today. Didnt see the game but that sounds like a decent result against that team – the Rags are another who have had the Bs number in recent meetings.

Got up this morning in time to see the end of regulation time in USA v Slovakia at the Olympics. Sounds like it was a hell of a game. 10mins of 3 on 3 OT! They mustve been gassed.

Dramatic shootout win for SVK in the end with the winner scored by our old friend Peter Cehlarik! Onto the semi finals for them, beyond wildest expectations.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Ugh. That’s a real disappointment after their showing, so far. I do like the lack of pros, though. NHL is supposedly rekindling the World Cup. That can be for the big leaguers

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Heartbroken for the U.S. Men’s team if they lost to a long-shot after that showing in the preliminary rounds. cry