Morning Free Association: Two More Points

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How. many periods did it take the Bruins to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets last night? If you anticipated it would take 4, give yourself a gold star.

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Columbus has a terrible record when they score the first goal that ranks them 27th in NHL. Last night was one of those games for the CBJ in that they scored first, lost the lead, managed to tie it up by the end of the second and worked hard enough to continue a stalemate until an extra period was needed.

And last night’s game was just full of nastiness: lots of hot heads prevailing, little scuffles, and plenty of penalties on each side. No game between these teams would be complete without a Jakub Voracek tantrum. He got a 10 minute misconduct for that one late in the first.

At first I was surprised at how the refs were calling the game, with some very weak calls at times. In retrospect I think it was likely a smart move since these teams weren’t exactly enjoying their time together.

Jake DeBrusk had himself a night. He opened up the Bruins scoring and ended it in OT leading to his being the first star of the game. In the 7 games since the trade deadline he has been hot: 6-2-8 including the 2 last night. I really hope that Jake changes his mind about Boston and decides that he wants to stay. Playing on a line with Marchand and Bergeron, and playing up to those two players, has been great to see.

The first lead the Bruins had was on this one by Craig Smith.

The overtime winner. Check out that move by Hampus Lindholm to get the puck back and keep it in the zone.

This game wasn’t all rainbows, unicorns, and fisticuffs: there were Bruins casualties.

Trent Frederic took a good hit that resulted in a head injury. He seemed frustrated and a little bit scrambled down on his way back to the room.

David Pastrnak also was lost for the third period when he got tangled with Vladislav Gavrikov. It may be a core injury flareup from a previous injury. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has some offseason surgery.

Ugh, no bueno.

Tonight the B’s are back at it at 7:30 in the Motor City against the Red Wings.

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Morning all. Back at work. Booo!!!!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Boo work!

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This game it seemed like both teams played better than last game. Though not much less frustrating than Saturday’s game. I wasn’t expecting the chippyness. I gotta admit, I wanted to see how a fight between Frederic & Voracek would play out. (Mostly ‘cuz Voracek strikes me as a douche and Freddy is pretty tough, but 93 is pretty big and can probably take a punch)

Glad to get out of there with 2 points. The Bruins are basically gonna have to win out to keep in the 2nd-3rd spot in the division. I’d rather see them face the Leafs or Bolts in the 1st round than the fancy cats. (Tho maybe this year the Leafs have enough offense to be a harder out than the cats?)

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Hi folks,

Bruins need to keep winning the games they should win. Can’t do anything about what Tampa and Toronto do, so just focus on their own game – which they’re doing very well. I’ve just been reading about how terrible the Red Wings’ defence is. Hopefully they stay like that!

Wow, the Leafs are a juggernaut at the moment. Could they actually win a playoff series?

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Wow, the Leafs are a juggernaut at the moment. Could they actually win a playoff series?
No! No they cannot win! This is just the Hockey Gods winding up Leaf fans!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning!
A good two points on the road. That core injury that Pasta has.. ugh. It’s no wonder he’s been streaky.
As GH pointed out last week, there isn’t much point in watching the standings…. but i can’t help it!
I bought a sand blaster recently and will try it out today.. cleaning up some wheels for the van’s summer tires… time to take off the snow tires!

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I bought a sand blaster recently and will try it out today..

Cool!

time to take off the snow tires!

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…with a sand blaster?
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Sometimes you have to make your own fun up here.. \_0_/