Morning Free Association: Redemption

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Is there a better way to end a Canadian road trip than to stop by Ottawa to play the Tootsies? Maybe but last night was a pretty good way to do it.

The game was not perfect, of course; the Bruins should have had more goals. It wasn’t for lack of trying. This team looked far more cohesive than they had in more than a week. And Patrice Bergeron would have had an additional goal had he not been tripped in a sequence in front of the Senators goal that also saw Urho Vaakanainen knocked out of the game with a purposely errant elbow to the head courtesy of Mark Borowiecki. Neither infraction resulted in a penalty. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Flamed Out

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It’s late, I’m cranky and I didn’t pay close attention to the game after getting home from my class. Let’s not mince words, the Bruins sucked in the first, got a little better in the second, and were pretty much neutralized in the third. At least the boys showed some fight there. Ugh. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: A Well-Oiled Machine

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Last night, the Bruins played the Oilers at the TD Garden. It was the fourth game for the Bruins in this young season but only the second for the Oilers, who opened their season playing an international game in Sweden. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: First Quota of the Season

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It only took three games for Patrice Bergeron to score a hat trick, the fourth of his career. Scoring at a rate of 1.33 goals per game, he’s on pace to score a 109 goals this season! With that, the Bruins can win all the games! Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Win!

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Originally, I wanted to call this something else but the ghosts of 2013 continue to haunt. The important thing to remember is that the Bruins won last night’s game and they did it without Patrice Bergeron. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Still Lead 2-1

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Some nights you have it, some you don’t. Last night in Toronto, the Bruins definitely didn’t have it. The Leafs proved that they won’t go down easily and Babcock made some adjustments, like moving Tomas Plekanec up to the second line, that seemed to neutralize the Bruins. Continue reading