Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators
Goals: Erik Karlsson (Ottawa), Patrice Bergeron x2 (Boston), Brad Marchand (Boston), Carter Camper (Boston), David Krejci (Boston), Daniel Alfredsson x2 (Ottawa)
Goalies: Tim Thomas (27/30, .900%), Alex Auld (33/37, .892%)
Writeups: Yahoo and Rant
Happy 500 games, Gregory Campbell! (Not so good: The puck he took to the face at the end of the first. He’s fine, though, as he told Bear Blog. Just a few stitches and a little trouble eating until it heals.)
Oh, Patrice Bergeron. It’s always a good night when you score. It’s an especially good night when you have three points.
Congratulations to Carter Camper on his first NHL goal…scored on his first NHL shot. (Turns out that he’s been reassigned to Providence to make way for our new trade acquisitions, but we can still keep him in future.)
David Krejci on the wing–I’m a believer. Especially after his power play goal. Yes, yes, yes.
The way Jack Edwards calls out Jason Spezza after he performs a nice little acting job to earn a cross-checking call on Zdeno Chara:
Poor Shawn Thornton! He must just be throwing up or having other un-fun things happen to him if he couldn’t play. I’ve been that sick fairly recently and it is absolutely no fun. Feel better, Thorts.
Johnny Boychuk has a mild concussion after this hit by Chris Neil. Sure, it was a clean hit and all of that, but it still majorly sucks that Boych is feeling unwell after it. Maybe Chara knew something was up–look at his expression in that photo!–because later on in the game, he fought Neil.
Kyle Turris also got away with elbowing Joe Corvo in the face and leaving the ice to do so. Seems like a pretty open-shut case of something that would earn him a Shanaban, but while he did have a hearing with the big guy, he didn’t get anything–not even a warning. Corvo’s pretty cheesed off about the whole thing; look for him to maybe seek revenge in the rematch.
So, with two d-men (Boychuk and Corvo) injured, and Boston rolling only four blueliners, Ottawa felt accomplished when Daniel Alfredsson scored twice…from pretty much the same spot both times. Sigh. If you can’t defeat ‘em, beat ‘em, huh Ottawa? Well, hate to break it to you, but I think you guys just poked the bear. That is, to put it very gently, inadvisable.
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Back at the Garden, it’s time to see Ottawa again…hmmm…could be a very interesting game indeed.