Morning Free Association: Four Down, Twelve to Go

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Well kids, the Boston Bruins first round is over…because they won it with four straight victories against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins had the chance to stick the dagger through the cold, black, festering heart of the Capitals and relished it, taking the lead in the second period and never letting it go. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: How Many Overtimes?

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Right now as I write this, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals are heading for double overtime for the first time in this series. Each of these first three games has needed extra time for a team to win it; the first only 4 minutes or so, the second under a minute, this 20+ minutes. I know this game started just after 6:30pm but BRUINS I’M TIRED.
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Morning Free Association: More Overtime

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By the time of puck drop (7:40pm) yesterday, I was already not feeling it. I had been battling a combination of allergies, fatigue (see: allergies), and sadness because Sunday had been so awesome despite the thunderstorm raining out our porch dining with friends (!). Our best friends up from Long Island were gone. Even Boomer seemed to feel it because he and Auntie Wendy are BFF now. Just before game time, I also cooked a good cauliflower side dish and almost completely burned the pork chops on the grill. Yeah, Monday was not great. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bye Bye Regular Season

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If you decided to skip last night’s regular season ending game against the Washington Capitals, I can’t blame you. When you heard that the game roster would only include a few of the usual suspects (Nick Ritchie, Jake DeBrusk, Curtis Lazar, Chris Wagner, Steven Kampfer, and Connor Clifton) and mostly KIDS, you might have scheduled this not only as a loss but as a brutal one.

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Morning Free Association: Third Seed it is

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Last night, the Boston Bruins played their penultimate game of the regular season against the New York Islanders. Both teams were playing for the third seed in the East and the chance to meet up against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. A win for the Isles would advance them to 72 points on the season and a tie with the Bruins, who still have one game left. However, the Bruins managed to put the Isles to bed and claim the third seed in overtime. Continue reading