Bruins @ Preds Period 1B & 1C

So, who cringed when they saw that Weber slapper hit Tuukka in the shoulder within the first three minutes of play? This girl did.

It’s frustrating to see the Bruins have good zone time and then let the Preds in. Also frustrating to see that Krug shot sail across the goal mouth. C’mon guys, you can figure Rinne out!

Also, as much as I love Seids, I saw him on the ice way too much. You know what that means, TOO MUCH KEVAN.

Sigh.

Let’s hope that they forget that the first period is over and capitalize on that Power Play.

C’mon boys, let’s do this.

Bruins at Predators Period 1A

The Bruins (31-20-6, 68) continue their roadtrip at Bridgestone Arena against the Nashville Predators (26-21-10, 62) tonight. The Bruins are still 3rd in the Atlantic while the Predators are struggling at 5th in the highly competitive Central Division.

But that’s not what I want to talk about. I would rather that we focus on…the points leaders for each team. Of course, Perfect Patrice leads all Bruins players with 48 points. On the opposing side we have Roman Josi leading all Preds players with 42 points. Not bad for a defenseman.

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Morning Free Association 2/18/2016

Good morning, everyone!

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension was upheld by Gary Bettman yesterday. The NHLPA plans to file an appeal. Central to the decision was a text message from Wideman to a teammate saying, “the only problem and the only reason I’m here is cause the stupid refs and stupid media.” The upheld suspension might make Wideman a cheaper option at the trade deadline for a team that feels confident about making the playoffs already.

The Bruins are in Nashville tonight to face the Toothcats, a possible trade partner at the deadline. Nashville’s still looking for offense, so it would be nice to score lots of goals on them to show them things they would like to trade for. But if we score lots of goals on them, maybe they will think they need to improve their defense, which is what we want to do, too. Hrm…

What’s on tap?

Bruins @ Blue Jackets 2/16/16 – Third Period

 

Period 1B was nothing special.

 

Back and forth action, mostly, and some penalties in each direction. McQuaid phantom tripped Saad, who didn’t actually fall down. Still tied at 1.

 

Tuukka Rask was shaken up at the end of the first after a Matt Beleskey hit gone all kinds of wrong, but he came back to make some big saves.

 

On tap: more wine.

Too bad I don’t have any from the great nation of Finland, home of our Lord and Savior, Tuukka Rask.