Morning Free Association, 2/4/2016

Good morning, everyone!

While you were sleeping, Dougie Hamilton took advantage of his newfound second-pair minutes due to the Wideman suspension and got himself a goal and an assist against the Caralina Whirligigs.

Imagine having an entire roster full of players who look like Tilda Swinton. The universe is strange and wonderful.

We get to thank the Buffulo Stabs in person tonight for giving us even more Habenfreude!

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins, 2/2/2016

The Boston Bruins return from the All Star break 29-18-5 for 57 points, fourth in the Atlantic and first in the wild card. Tonight they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (17-22-9 43 points) at TD Garden. The Bruins are 11-13-2 at home; with games against Toronto and Buffalo this week at the Garden, their home record should improve. Toronto is 10-14-2 on the road and 1-7-2 in their last ten.

Tonight’s Lines (from
Marchand – Bergeron – Connolly
Eriksson – Krejci – Pastrnak
Beleskey – Spooner – Hayes
Rinaldo – Talbot – Ferraro

Chara – Trotman
Seidenberg – C. Miller
Krug – K. Miller


(as of Feb 1)
Holland – Kadri – Komarov
Grabner – Bozak – Parenteau
Matthias – Spaling – Winnik
Lupul – Froese – Clune

Hunwick – Rielly
Phaneuf – Corrado
Gardiner – Polak


Who’s hot:
Brad Marchand 4-0-5 in last 5
Patrice Bergeron 2-2-4 in last 5
Ryan Spooner 0-4-4 in last 5

Who’s not:
Torey Krug 0-0-0 in last 5
Max Talot 1-0-1 in last 5
Brett Connolly 1-0-1 in last 4 (healthy scratch in 1 game of last 5)

Boston is looking for a full 60 minute effort tonight after the super entertaining Anaheim game.

What’s on tap?