Morning Free Association: One Down, None to Go

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Brad Marchand predicted that the hockey would be sloppy this summer. After four months of no hockey, the Bruins faced the Blue Jackets in their one and only exhibition game. Based on how they looked, perhaps the B’s should have asked for another game. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Birthday Shutout

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Last night was Tuukka Rask’s 33rd birthday. He didn’t get the night off but he did get a sweet birthday gift: a shutout. Well, he did work his ass off for it, so it wasn’t exactly given. But at least the team in front of him managed to score two big goals against a stingy Flyers goaltender, Carter Hart. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Saturday Night Fighting

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Even though the Bruins lost the game on Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3, and the season series to them 3-1, not all was lost during that game. On one level, the game was very frightening as we as fans had to deal with a defensive second pair featuring John Moore instead of the injured Brandon Carlo and a Tuukka Rask who was having a poor game for the most part. On another level, the game was highly entertaining. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Sunrise, Sunset

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Last night’s game was many things but a barn-burner it was not. For much of the game, there was no goal-scoring action with the scores by Mackenzie Weegar and Patrice Bergeron (30!) on the power play coming in the middle frame. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bears Beat Weather Phenomenon

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Last night’s game in Tampa started off looking like anything other than a regular season matchup between ,division rivals; it looked more like a playoff game from the start.
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Morning Free Association: Back in the Win Column

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Last night the new look Bruins complete with both assets acquired at the deadline, Ondrej Kaše and Nick Ritchie, took the ice against the Dallas Stars at the TD Garden and won a game for the first time in 3 games. Kaše played in his first game since February 7th (UBI), now taking his place on David Krejci’s right wing. In his second game with the club, Ritchie played on the left wing of Krejci, on the same line as his teammate from the Ducks. With Anaheim, the two wings played plenty of time together and were pretty good. Continue reading