MFA: Still Chugging…

The Bruins have gotten some of their swagger back, after facing first the Sabres on Thursday night and the Rangers on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden. The Bruins would defeat the visiting New York Rangers by a score of 4 to 2 on home ice.

The Rangers had an interesting roster – they suited up recent acquisitions Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko, and defenseman Niko Mikkola. However, they still iced only 11 forwards and 5 defensemen.
That's a bold strategy, Cotton...
It is worthy of note that Ryan Lindgren and Tyler Motte are injured and K’Andre Miller was serving the final game of his expectora-suspension. Apparently the Rags did not want to use an emergency call-up.

On the home team, Newcomer wing Tyler Bertuzzi suited up in his first game as a Bruin, sporting the number 59. Slotted in to Taylor Hall’s regular spot at Charlie Coyle’s left side, he would also get his first point as a Bruin, setting up Charlie Coyle for a goal with a pass from behind the net to the slot. Trent Frederick would also get an assist on the play.

Things got a little chippy, with Bruins giving Vincent Trocheck repeated sass,

(note that McAvoy yeet’s Vinnie’s glove to the corner after the 2nd collision) and this little fracas during a delayed penalty after a high but seemingly clean hit from Jacob Trouba.

I’m still not sure how Jimmy Vesey got mixed up with Derek Forbort, but it was not a discussion that was ever going to serve him well.

In spite of the shot count being very one-sided in the Rangers’ favor, the period was fairly even, and Linus Ullmark was excellent in net. The Bruins would exit the first period on the penalty kill, but leading 1-0

The Rangers would answer that goal *checks notes* …never, as noted sharpshooter Tomas Nosek would score a short-handed goal 30 seconds into the middle frame.

However, Ranger Alex LaFreniere would break the shutout on another power play later in the period, shrinking the gap to 2-1.
That score would hold for a while, but the short-handed Rangers would predictably tire as the game wore on, and the Bruins would keep them from getting many shots. The Bruins did as they often do this season, put their opponent out of their misery in the 3rd, with goals from Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak coming late.

Lafreniere would score a second time, but it was not enough. Bruins win 4-2, and in spite of some early rough play, no one from either team was obviously hurt!

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What a great game! Gotta keep in mind that the Rag’s D is in disarray at the moment. Lindgren and Miller are key to their playoff hopes. Providing the Bs make it to the 3rd round, i think it will be the ‘Canes.
Shocked to find out that Nosek has hands (and butt smile ) and love the wave to his wife. Sweet.
About 14″ of heavy snow friday into saturday. Lots of clean up, but still had time and energy to get out on the snow shoes. Found an otter slide in the snow. Down the mountain, along the trail and down into the river. Vary cool, but exhausting.