Friday, November 20, 2009

Three Stars - Bruins slip past Thrashers 4-3 in SO

Instead of a Haiku, i'm gonna give a quick "Three Stars" out for last night's game. We won't talk about the fact that i haven't posted in two weeks despite having attended both the Buffalo and Pittsburgh wins, because like David Krejci, I've been swined for the last 5 days.

Third Star - Michael Ryder

Look, much has been made of Ryder's prowess for not finding twine this year. I think we forget that he started slow last season too. But two goals last night, including a very important bounce back goal at the end of the second that by all rights saved the game for us by virtue of slowing ATL's momentum? That's a good step forward.

Second Star - Daniel Paille

I'm growing more and more impressed with the younger, cheaper and faster Chuck Kobasew. Props to Chiarelli for seeing that the lack of goal scoring in Buffalo was irrelevant when lined up against this guy's speed and tenaciousness. Yea, i went there. His tenaciousness (oooo) really shines on the PK, where i shit you not, he's played a huge part in the Bruins suddenly having the #3 ranked kill in the league. More of the same last night - every time we broke up a play, it felt like he was there.

First Star - Tuukka Rask

I don't care that he gave up three goals. The kid has minimal experience starting on the road and turned in a great performance against a hot team and one of the most gifted goal scorers in the NHL. He gave up a tip in, a screen bomb (from Ilya) and a traffic goal to Maxim the Magazine. Anyone gives those up. NOT anyone makes the saves he did in the shootout and NOT anyone makes the glove save he did in the second. Well done.

On to first place Buffalo tonight. After tomorrow morning, i'll free up for alot more posting so check back.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bruins knock off 1st place Sabres, 4-2

I'm betting the Bruins feel about like DJ Qualls' character once did...

"I had sex last night, with a GIRL."

OK, Congratulations boys. You finally got bounces (literally, in the case of the first goal). The whole idea of quality in addition to quantity came to fruition last night and resulted in a win over a very solid Buffalo team in front of some excellent goal-tending from Tuukka Rask.

Let's remember one thing though: the powdered sugar has been wiped off this win by Ryan Miller's absence from the game and the presence of a Horatio Sanz-like Jhonas Enroth in net for the Sabres. When your first real offensive outburst in two weeks comes against a guy who's making his NHL debut and looked clearly to be unnerved by the circumstances, you need to temper your excitement.

As a wise man once said, "let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet".

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bruins Lose in SO, Narrowly Avoid Historically Bad Shut-Out Streak

On a night that saw the Boston Bruins dominate the scoring chances department, it was this save that kept the B's in it tonight at a critical moment in the second period. Sure, they lost the game. But is anyone else just happy they scored a fucking goal? The Bruins are in sad state of affairs, to be sure.

No one could finish tonight and that proved to be their undoing. The Habs took advantage of the one real bad mistake the Bruins D made at their blue line and sure enough it ends up being enough to get them into a shootout, and eventually the win.

So, there's your silver lining: they played better than they have and score A goal. One. That's it. Wheeee.

Oh, and I think Maxim Lapierre has taken over as my most hated player on the Habs. That guy is a douche.

The Matrix Has Swine Flu

Peter Chiarelli announced today that David Krejci has been diagnosed with everyone's favorite new communicable disease, H1N1. I personally know 4 peple who've had it and according to them, is sucks. Let's just say you lose a few pounds and get, eh, dehydrated.
There is a little bit of news media covering this disease too, so if you need more information make sure to watch any channel, at any point during the day.

Looks like he's out about a week and please for the love of god keep him away from the rest of the team. Just in time for the Habs tonight, too. Excellent!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Numbers That Make Me Puke

02:12:58 - Time played since the last Bruins goal.

0.0512 - Power-play conversion over the past 12 games.

12 - Times I screamed "Fuuuck!" throughout tonight's game.

Sunday, November 1, 2009