Morning Free Association 4/4/16

Did I ever tell you that I had a Rottweiler once? She was a gorgeous gal, that Amber. So much her own dog, she loved her people, but she was fine to walk herself on her own. Many people have no idea just how funny and smart these dogs are. Amber had a Rottie friend, Thor, who lived down the street from her, and they would often make up games to play with each other like “Around Around Around, Through the Car” and “I Got the Stick”. The look that the above dog has is a look I have seen often especially when told she had to go home, like she had no idea what that meant.

So, why am I talking about my beloved, long deceased dog? Because I’d rather talk about dead dogs than the Bruins right now. They are doing themselves no favours with their play of late.
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BOOM. Bruins win.

The Bruins won in St. Louis tonight.

It was the best of games, it was the worst of games. It was a game of defense, it was a game of offense. It was a contest of hope. It was a contest of despair. We had a win before us. We had a loss before us. It was an excellent game, it was a terrible game.

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OK, enough from you, Dickens!

There were a few milestones: Ken Hitchcock coached his 1400th game. Claude Julien coached his 700th for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron notched his 30th goal, for the third 30-goal season of his career. The Bruins scored their first powerplay goal against the Blues since 2009. There was a lot going on.

But, don’t let the milestones fool you: It was ugly.

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Third Period Game Thread: Bruins at St. Louis 4/1/16

The second period was kind to the Bruins, and now they’re up 5-2.

David Krejci has a goal and two assists.

Matt Beleskey and Loui Eriksson are having great games. Patrice Bergeron remains perfect. Things are getting chippy. Pastrnak was hurt but came back. Kevan Miller was hurt and isn’t coming back.

This is a fun one. Keep it up, boys.

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