Morning Free Association 3/11/16

Di Giuseppe scores in OT to win it for the Hurricanes.

Good morning, everyone! The view from the top looks nice! Alas, we lost in OT, but the point puts us at the top of the standings. Tampa Bay will likely catch us with their games in hand, but it’s nice to have a quick peek from the top!

Detroit beat Winnipeg 3-2, giving them a little bit of room on the Flyers. The Panthers quota’ed the Senators 6-2, with Jagr scoring two goals.

PK Subban suffered an accidental neck injury and was taken off the ice on a stretcher last night. Best of luck to him, and here’s hoping for a healthy return.

Tonight, Tampa Bay hosts Philly in the only game that matters to us, and tomorrow we host the Islanders. What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association 3/10/16

Spoons and Pasta attemp to enter Carolina's zone.

Good morning, everyone! Nothing of consequence to the Bruins’ place in the standings happened last night. Big night tonight, though! The Bruins host the Hurricanes, the Red Wings host the Jets in a battle of winged things, and Florider hosts Ottawer. If the Bruins get at least a point tonight, they’ll take over the top spot in the Atlantic Division (until Tampa Bay catches up with their games in hand).

The NHL announced four outdoor games for next season. A few days ago, they announced that the Jets will participate in their first-ever outdoor game, hosting the Oilers on October 23. The Leafs will celebrate their 100th season by hosting the Centennial Classic in a rematch against the Red Wings on January 1. Blues will host the Winter Classic the very next day at Busch Stadium, facing the Chicago Blackhawks. This will be the Hawks’ fifth outdoor game, but before you grumble about how sick of the Hawks you are, remember that they suck at outdoor games (1-3-0). Lastly, the Penguins will host the Flyers at Heinz Field on February 18.

“Hi, I’m Chad Johnson” swapped faces with Steve Dangle.

What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association 3/9/16

Rad Brad loves you smore and smore!!!!!!!

Good morning, everyone! I love waking up to see wins! The Bruins and Lightning sure love 1-0 thrillers! Alas, the win was in OT so we didn’t claim the division lead, but we’re 4-0-1 in the Steampunk Lily era!

Jonas Gustavsson had some water bottle issues.

The Bruins odds of making the playoffs are now 98.9%. Things are looking dicey for the Penguins and Red Wings, as the Road Cones are nipping at their heels.

Coming up tomorrow is a dreaded home game. What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association 3/7/16

Hi, I’m Lee Stempniak!

Good morning, everyone!

The Bruins’ playoff chances presently stand at 95.2%, going up half a tick due to Detroit’s loss to the Blackhawks last night.

Frank Vatrano continues to light up the AHL, scoring his third hat trick of the season last night, with all goals coming unassisted. I get the impression the Bruins will keep him in Providence until the Calder Cup playoffs are over, but one can’t help but want to get a look at him with the big kids.

The B’s are on the road tonight against the Rage Cats. Here’s hoping our road record trumps our record against playoff-bound teams.

What’s on tap?