Morning Free Association: Playoff Quota is Best Quota

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That game last night was a real nail biter at times. The Bruins didn’t want to return to Boston on Friday down 3-1 in the series. Luckily, they won’t have to. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Game 3

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You never know which Bruins team is going to show up in this first round series. Is it going to be the team that looks like it just showed up about 30 minutes before game time, forgot they were playing that night, hastily got dressed and played a lackluster, lifeless game? Or is it the team that imposes its will through thorough body checks, completed stretch passes, and lustful goal scoring. Last night, it was version 1 for the most part. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Monday, Gameday

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The Boston Bruins showed up to play on Saturday night. David Backes was back in the lineup and it seemed the directive was to hit everything that wore a white sweater, taking on the Leafs speed game with physicality. And it seemed to work. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: One Down, One More to Go

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The Bruins without David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, and The Mayor of Walpole Chris Wagner make easy work of the Minnesota Mild.

Truthfully, I skipped this game because watching Minnesota’s brand of hockey is something I have done enough of in my lifetime. It only took one playoff series to make me hate them for all eternity. I did come home in time for the last two goals, though, so I deserve credit for making those happen. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Killer B’s

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I wasn’t going to watch this game. It seemed to have “trap game” written all over it. The Columbus Blue Jackets were riding a five-game win streak and the Bruins were losers of two. Columbus was in desperation mode, in need of winning each of their last three games to remain in the playoff structure while fending off the Habs and the Canes. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Quota-Trick

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Last nights game at the Garden had everything: a hat trick, a punchy face smackdown, and a quota being filled.

David Pastrnak has fully shaken off the rust after being on the shelf for nearly five weeks. In the five games since he returned, Pasta has 11 points (5 Goals, 6 Assists) including a hat trick in a five-point night. That’s right: Pasta had a stake in every goal with the exception of the last one. Continue reading