Friday, April 1, 2011


 With a win tonight the Bruins could clinch the top spot in the Northeast and possibly send Toronto back home with nothing to look forward too, officially. 
First period the Bruins offense came out dead, looking tired and uninterested with only 9 shots on net, none of which were quality shots.  Toronto got on the board first with a goal scored off of Kaberle's knee and trickled through Thomas for a 1-0 lead.   In between somebody must of said something that lit the Bruins asses on fire, because they came out FLYING.  They were playing great hockey getting good quality shots on net and even scored the tying goal shorthanded on a great play by Marchand 2 minutes into the period.  Less than 1 minute later Krejci scored to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead on some nice passing from Horton and Lucic.
With the physical play picking up in this period the Bruins seemed to have the edge winning battles in the corner and against the boards.  Toronto would come back to tie the game at 2 with a power play goal by Lupul.  But not long after the Bruins would once again take the lead 3-2 on a shot from the point by Ference.  That would be the last of the scoring in this period but the aggressiveness picked up as the period continued with back and forth confrontations and lot of pushing after whistles.  At this point I'm just waiting for Lucic to grab Komisarek and break some teeth, sorry didn't happen.  
 In the 3rd period not sure what really happened, the Bruins came out slow again, worse than the first period.  They once again seemed uninterested with a 3-2 lead.  Not playing well with the lead as of late you would think that they would learn their lesson, NOPE.  8 minutes into the period Lupul scores his second of the night and tied the game at 3.  Let me just say after regulation the Bruins did not score on the power play going 0-3. Overtime here we come!
 Last chance to knock these Leafs out of the playoff race for good.  After a bullshit of a call Gunnarsson was given a penalty shot on a great play by Kampfer to keep Gunnarsson on one side of the ice and have Thomas make a good save.  Lucky for the Bruins Thomas stopped Gunnarsson and kept the B's alive.  The Bruins had one more shot on the power play after a slash by Toronto that broke Kaberle's stick right in half.  And once again could not score. Overtime was over and Toronto and Boston go into a shootout.  1 goal was scored in the shoot out and UNfortunately it wasn't Boston.
The Capitals won tonight in overtime.  Looks like the Bruins will end up 3rd in the East, being 3 points behind Washington.

3rd Star = Thomas
2nd Star = Marchand
1st Star = Lucic

Disappointment = Power Play going 0-4 tonight and couldn't get anything going until the overtime chance.

Till Next Time,
The B's Knees

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