Monday, December 22, 2008

i jizzed in my pants

You call it premature, i just call it ecstasy. I actually call it premature too, that is, getting too excited over what has been a re-god-damn-diculous start to the season. Especially with the injuries mounting, but holy crap nonetheless.

Allow me to be brief. In the last five games, the Bruins have forced a non-injury (unless you count emotional) related goaltender switch four times (twice on one of those games). We're #1 in the league with 124 goals for and only Minnesota, they of the Jacques Lemaire trap, have allowed fewer than our 77 goals against. Our power play, despite the missing elements of last years leading goals scorer (Marco Sturm) and two of the top 4 D men, is converting on 26.7% of its chances...good for a tie of second with Detroit - they're good too, but wait, we beat them 4-1 last month.

Not enough for you? Our backup goalie is 11-2-1 with a GA of just 2.09 - and by the way, he's being referred to on Habs blogs as "our new rival". Our top young prospect has a point in 18, count 'em, EIGHTEEN straight games. In fact, the prospect we aren't talking about is also averaging over a point a game this year and had 3 assists last night - In the first period!
Four Bruins chime in at over a point per game clip (Savard, Kessel, Krejci and St. Pierre, who has 1 in 1) and 3 of those are in the top 16 in the league in scoring. A rookie is on pace for 30 goals and is scoring on over 22% of his shots (Wheeler).

Too early to talk about playoffs? Sure, its not even the halfway mark...but let's get excited, and i mean now. This keeps up, and we're gonna be making the OH face for a good long spring. It might look a little something like this...

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