Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins. 2/22/2016


The Boston Bruins (32-21-6, 70pts) and Columbus Blue Jackets (23-29-7, 53pts) close out their regular season meetings tonight at the TD garden. Tonight is also “First Responder Night”. Let’s hope the Bruins are the first to respond with the goals tonight. The B’s are 2-0 against the Jackets, with wins in OT & the shootout.

The Bruins need to be better at home where they are 12-14-3 after returning from a successful 4-2 road trip. Columbus has lost their last two games and have not lost three straight sense since 1/19 – 1/23.

Tonight’s Bruins lines

Columbus Lines
Hartnell – Wennberg – Saad
Jenner – Dubinksy – Atkinson
Calvert – Karlsson – Foligno
Rychel – Campbell – Bourque

Murray – Jones
Johnson – Savard
Tyutin – Prout


Today in Bruins Hockey history

Was it really going to be anything else?

What’s on tap!!

Bruins @Stars Part III 2/20/2016

McQuaid & Roussel got into a “discussion”. With their fists!

I’m gonna pretend I didn’t like that.
(No I’m not)

Bruins made 16 SOG to Stars’ 8. Scoring chances were there.
A scoring flurry by the Bruins, tied it up, with goals by Brad Marchand (Bringing him to 30 on the season – a personal best!), and Kevan Miller. Then Loui Eriksson had a brief encounter with our old nemesis “No Goal!”.

But on review, the puck went in on a shot that happened “before the whistle” (which I don’t think anyone actually blew). Meanwhile everyone watching was trying to figure out if it went in off a kicking skate or a stick tip.

Very inscrutable, ref, very inscrutable.

Bruins have the lead, 4-3.

Make it happen, Bruins.
Lets go Bruins!

Bruins @Stars Period >1 2/20/2016

The Bruins have looked reasonably good, dropped a nice goal on Lehtonen, and even Kevan looked good on the Penalty Kill.

But they gave up some bad rushes, leaving Tuukka exposed to some dangerous shots.

The officials were… just… inexplicable when dealing with goal reviews.
Bruins screwed 3x out of 4 on reviews by this officiating crew. (Even the Stars player interviewed at intermission commented that Bruins had something to be unhappy about there)
Now they have no timeout and are trailing 3-1.

Can we hire Q or Roy to yell at the refs? Claude clearly doesn’t want to get his hands dirty, but was still dropping Fbombs like they were going out of style.

The game isn’t out of reach, but it will be an uphill battle to come back from 2 down given an unsympathetic officiating crew and an opponent than can quickly get behind the defense.

Lets go Bruins!!

Game Thread Bruins at Stars 2/20/16

The Bruins are in really, really, really southern Minnesota for their meeting with the Dallas Minnesota North Stars. Of Dallas. Both teams must just be lost. I can’t imagine this “Dallas” thing will last…
There’s a North Stars Alumni game coming up today, and Minnesota hockey fans are really confused.

Be it in Minnesota or Dallas (I get them confused) Tonight we get to see the Bruins’ semi-annual reunion with Bruins Alumnus Tyler Seguin.

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