Calgary Flames at Boston Bruins
Goals: Tyler Seguin, Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron x2, Chris Kelly, Nathan Horton x2, Daniel Paille (all Boston)
Goalies: Tuukka Rask (1.000%), Leland Irving (.714%), Miikka Kiprusoff (.857%)
Pretty much everything about this game was fantastic.
But then Milan Lucic scored that goal that seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere–it took two slow-motion replays for me to follow its entire course of action. In fact, the camera actually moved away slightly when Lucic played it into the net, as seen here. It was perhaps an immensely lucky bounce, but it was a bounce in our favor, so I’ll take it.
After David Krejci scored, it was literally nine minutes into the game and eight Bruins already had at least a point.
Finally after six goals, Calgary decided that perhaps playing their backup while their starter rested up for an upcoming game wasn’t the best idea ever. Yes, this is because you’re going up against a team stacked with talent backstopped by the man who still leads the league in GAA and save percentage.
It was good to see another successful Daniel Paille breakaway.
Also, this photo, which I believe is after Nathan Horton‘s second goal:
Once again, I praise the depth of the Bruins. But seriously. We may not have anyone in the top 10 goal-scorers, but that’s because we have so many people who can score goals and who have done so, so it’s spread out across more people. We don’t have just one sniper we rely on to put the biscuit in the basket, which is good because what if that one sniper is unavailable or slumps? Not a worry for the Bruins. Perhaps that is why we have potted 138 goals but allowed only 69, creating literally a +69 goal differential. I am okay with this!
Nothing about this game was bad except the fact that neither Bruin who scored twice was able to get a hat trick.
If what kept Brad Marchand from playing tonight is anything like the 24-hour bug I got last month–the one that literally made me so weak that I felt like I was going to die when trying to put on pajamas–then that’s pretty ugly. Feel better soon, Marshy.
vs. Vancouver Canucks
Ugh, really? The only matchup of these two teams this season and I have to put up with whatever non-NESN commentating dreck they decide to put on NHL Network? I can understand wanting to gain national appeal with this, but seriously, unless they somehow manage to pipe in NESN, it will not be fun! Here’s hoping the game at least is good enough to make up for commentating fail.