I might have overblown a particular situation. Can you blame me? For four years until yesterday, everything seemed like a dumpster fire. It was only yesterday when the sun shone down on a spot in the capital of our nation that I began to believe that we might be okay. Continue reading →
Remember when I said yesterday that this wasn’t the time to panic, that we had no need to do that just yet? Well, we are getting a step closer after being defeated by the Isles, 1-0. That wasn’t the actual biggest loss of yesterday: Matt Grzelcyk went down with an injury in the third period. He went down hard with Jordan Eberle favoring his left wrist/ arm when he got up. Continue reading →
I know it’s hard to believe. It actually started with the Dallas Stars playing the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Last night, it was the Bruins – Lightning in primetime and it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading →
One should never quite count the Bruins out, even when they’re down 2 goals and they look like they’d rather be working on their golf or tennis games. Or in the case of Charlie Coyle, his baseball game.
Charlie Coyle started out centering the third line but was moved up to the first line after the first because Anders Bjork was ineffective. Bruce likes to shake things up early. Continue reading →
After being delayed in playing their first game of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Boston Bruins required extra time to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes. Twenty-one minutes and 13 seconds of overtime to be exact.
With each game the Bruins have played within the bubble in Toronto their play has improved and the rust — a word that Bruce Cassidy declined to say was an accurate term — has gradually shaken off. It’s a good thing too, since the Hurricanes are a dangerous team. You wouldn’t know by just looking at the shot totals for the Canes through 4+ periods: 4-4-6-12-1 (28) to the Bruins 9-12-7-11-1 (40). However, looking at Tuukka Rask’s sub .900 save percentage (.893 in 80:52 TOI), one can understand how potent those shots were. Three goals on 28 shots, hell, more like 21 shots or so. Were it not for goal support, we may be talking about a loss. Continue reading →