Morning Free Association: It’s Over

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I’m writing this just after 9pm on Wednesday night while the Bruins are currently losing to the Islanders. The Islanders have just gone up 4-1 after I made some private remarks to friends that Tuukka wasn’t moving right. I hope he’s pulled for the third period. At this point we’ve turned off the game, IW has retreated to the basement to get away from this misery, and I’m wondering if I want to try again in the third. I watched the last goal that went in against by Kyle Palmieri without commentary thinking that it would be better. It wasn’t. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Win in OT

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The title sums it up. Unfortunately, I’m not the one to give any analysis on the game since I’m stupidly tired. The game lasted 3 hours even with the extra period but I’m trying this new thing called “waking up early” followed by “going to the gym”, all of which makes me feel wiped out by 10pm. Actually, by gametime; I almost fell asleep tucking in Boomer. Plus, seeing My Boyest of Boys get knocked out of the game early in the third kind of took me out of the game. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: How Many Overtimes?

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Right now as I write this, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals are heading for double overtime for the first time in this series. Each of these first three games has needed extra time for a team to win it; the first only 4 minutes or so, the second under a minute, this 20+ minutes. I know this game started just after 6:30pm but BRUINS I’M TIRED.
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Morning Free Association: In Between Day

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After Monday night’s victory, the Boston Bruins travelled back home to rest and recover before Game 3. Does it seem like this series is flying right by?

Bruce Cassidy gave updates about some defensemen. Kevan Miller received a nasty gash during the first period that required some suturing. He is good to go for Game 3. Jeremy Lauzon, who blocked a shot with his hand on Saturday night, will be out for Game 3 and is considered day-to-day. Connor Clifton, who did all sorts of good things all over the ice, will continue to take his place. This is what alternate captain, Brad Marchand had to say about Clifton’s impact on the ice. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: More Overtime

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By the time of puck drop (7:40pm) yesterday, I was already not feeling it. I had been battling a combination of allergies, fatigue (see: allergies), and sadness because Sunday had been so awesome despite the thunderstorm raining out our porch dining with friends (!). Our best friends up from Long Island were gone. Even Boomer seemed to feel it because he and Auntie Wendy are BFF now. Just before game time, I also cooked a good cauliflower side dish and almost completely burned the pork chops on the grill. Yeah, Monday was not great. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Third Seed it is

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Last night, the Boston Bruins played their penultimate game of the regular season against the New York Islanders. Both teams were playing for the third seed in the East and the chance to meet up against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. A win for the Isles would advance them to 72 points on the season and a tie with the Bruins, who still have one game left. However, the Bruins managed to put the Isles to bed and claim the third seed in overtime. Continue reading