New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins
4-3, Bruins (OT)
Goals: David Krejci x3 (Boston), Tyler Seguin (Boston), Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, David Clarkson (all New Jersey)
Goalies: Tim Thomas (28/31, .903%), Martin Brodeur (21/25, .840%)
David Krejci scored his third career hat trick (first was in 2008 against Toronto, second was during the 2011 playoffs against Tampa Bay and is often not counted in writeups about it? Sure, it happened in Florida and wasn’t enough to win the game, but it counts) by scoring the first goal of the first period plus the only goals of the third and, of course, overtime. He was also seen taking some sort of yellow curly wig off the ice when he was picking up headgear. Who knows what’ll come of that?
Tyler Seguin had also been looking to snap a 10-game scoreless streak. He did so, helped out by Milan Lucic and, funny enough, Tim Thomas. Heh. Lucic, Krejci and Seguin formed a new line for this game, splitting up the Bru-Tang Clan line (Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand are now slotted with Brian Rolston) for the first time in quite a while.
Shawn Thornton faced off in a battle of the 22s against Eric Boulton (Latte!!) not long after Krejci scored the first goal. It was a heck of a fight and went on for a while. I can’t find the NESN version of the fight, but here’s the MSG style:
We swept the four-game series against the Devils for the first time since 1985-86.
Hello, National Grid? I’d like to report a power outage…yes…it’s just inside TD Garden, and it only happens when the Bruins go on the power play. Then the power just goes out for about two minutes! Please try to fix this soon!
Actually, the whole second period was pretty lousy. A lot of second periods have been less than awesome lately, but three goals by the other guys is pretty bad. (Nose-thumbings to Joe Corvo, whose generous giveaway helped spark the Devils’ surge in scoring. Seriously, when are they going to just regularly bench this guy? When all of our d-men are healthy, we have eight and six make it to a game roster. Sit Corvo out!)
That’s happening far too often lately. Literally whenever we get up 2-0, I worry more about how they’ll manage to blow it than how they’ll manage to keep it or extend it. I wouldn’t worry so much if they didn’t keep doing it so often. Is there any other team in the NHL where a 2-0 lead is actually something to worry about?
vs New York Islanders
Okay, so I forgot to do this gamer until the BOS/NYI game happened and oh, it’s not a very good one…