|Old man winter rules.|
Well look who moved into first place in the Northeast (suck it Montreal). The Recching Ball scored with under 20 seconds left in regulation to win it for Boston. Recchi tried that same shot a couple of times during the game and finally buried it when it counted. The Lightning tied the game three times, but shot themselves in the foot after Stamkos boarded Gregory Campbell with under two minutes left in the third, which set up Recchi's game winner. Some would call the boarding penalty on Stamkos a blown call. Eat a dick, shit happens, blah blah blah. The refs blew a call against Lucic too, so it's not one sided. Michael Ryder, Steven Kampfer (first career goal, congrats), and Brad Marchand also scored. This game was back and forth and Thomas once again had to pull saves out of his ass after some mishandled pucks in the defensive zone.
Once again, no fights in this one, just a couple of big hits and the usual NHL chippy play. The B's are most likely saving themselves for a slugfest Thursday night when they play Atlanta. Hopefully we will see some old time hockey (blood). I want no less than 350 penalty minutes and at least 3 line brawls.
Overall, a win is a win, and at points it looked like they were ready to blow it, but old and young, everyone chipped in and they got the W.
Also, yesterday I mentioned how Wheeler always puts the puck in the glass on a breakaway, and right in the first period, he had a breakaway where he actually put a good shot on net and Dan Ellis made a great leg save. I was just as surprised as Ellis, and probably Wheeler too. If you look on the replay, you can see people in the front row ducking for cover. Ha ha Wheeler, you suck. Or maybe you don't. I don't know, I can't decide. For now, he's all right.