7-1. No, that wasn’t the score last night, that is the Bruins record thus far in shoot outs. Things may not be going all that swimmingly, but rest assured, if a shoot out is to determine a game I’ll take the Bruins all day.
Boston got off a to a lead on a shot from the point by Andrew Ference. I was really hoping he would turn around and flip the crowd off again, sadly he did not. Benoit Pouliot, the ex-Canadien scored yet another highlight goal breaking out of his slump. This guy has flashes of brilliance and last night was nothing short of amazing.
The Bruins held a 3-1 lead on the strength of a Bergeron powerplay tally. It wouldn’t hold. The Bruins seemed like they were playing to not lose. We all know, that you play to win the game. Montreal tied it up on an uncharacteristic Chara turnover. I mean that thing was bad. A half-assed pass across the crease? C’mon man. Herm Edwards would have your head for that one.
Overtime was exciting. We had a chance to win by way of the powerplay. Of course we didn’t capitalize and on to the shoot out we went. Tim Thomas made some unbelievable saves in the shoot out. Just looked like a beast in net. Seguin eventually scores a beautiful goal, and Thomas shuts down the last Canadien skater. Bruins own shoot outs.
Last night was without a doubt a better effort all around for Boston. A far cry from what we saw Tuesday against New York. They played better as a whole, but it wasn’t all perfect. Although they did score a powerplay goal on a great effort from Patrice Bergeron, the powerplay looked like hell. It lacked a purpose. When you have a 4:00 advantage, and ultimately give up a short handed goal during it, you need to go back to the drawing board.
-It seemed like every player on the Bruins had a cut on their face. Chara and Krejci both took a lot of stitches. Black and gold, more like black and blue last night. A gritty win.
-Adam McQuaid is the man. He threw down last night and landed some heavy blows. Love the way this kid plays.
-Brad Marchand does it again. No, I don’t mean scoring, I mean another questionable low hit. Right at the end of the 2nd period, Marchand went down low on a Canadien defensemen. He’s gotta learn to hold back in situations like that where it’s unnecessary for him to got for that type of a hit. Will he get a call from the league? Maybe.
-Peverley is down. It looked like Pevs got hurt on a knee-to-knee check from Hal Gill. There was no call. A). How in the hell is Hal Gill still in the league? He’s like a pylon out there, dammit. And, B). Losing Peverley would be absolutely terrible. The Bruins without a doubt would have to make a move at the deadline if he is to miss a significant amount of time.