Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bruins 2, Panthers 1: Thomas for president!

This is your Hart Trophy leader.
A good way to start the All-Star Break. The B's beat the Panthers last night 2-1. Goals by Marchand (again) and Lucic (also again) were the difference. Looch got his 20th of the season, and now if he can remember to fight every now and then, he will be awesome. Marchand is doing nothing but putting up points. This kid is having a great rookie year.

You know who else is having a good year? Of course you do. Holy shit, if we didn't have Tim "Fine Wine" Thomas, we would be in a four way tie with Toronto, New Jersey and the Islanders. Maybe not that bad, but the reason the Bruins are in first is because this guy is keeping them in every game. Just watch. He's insane.

I ask a question of you Bruins fans, and seriously, comment your answer below. Maybe I don't get it, so make me understand. Why the constant booing of Dennis Wideman? Do you think he wanted to leave Boston? Especially for the Panthers? They boo this guy to no end, yet he was a decent player who clearly enjoyed his time in Boston, wanted to stay, and got traded to a shitty team. Why boo? He was great in the playoffs for the B's last year after having a bit of a rough season. The year before that, he had a 50 point season (+34). He's not a Bruin anymore, but he's not a bad guy. He gets booed like hes Phil Fucking Kessell. What gives?

Also, Marc Savard, you should probably retire while you can still feed yourself.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Kings 2, Bruins 0: Should have gone to bed.

This was the scene from the Staples Center last night.

Wow, I'm glad I stayed up late for that. Watching that game last night was, as Jim Norton said, like watching Peter Fonda pick blueberries. I went to bed in a pissy mood now I'm dragging ass today. Great.

They might as well give Tim Thomas the Vezina now. He gave up two goals, but managed to get the third star of the game. This guy is completely insane in the net. The score could have just as easily been 7-0 last night. I am completely off the Rask bandwagon now. Tuuka who?

Thornton fought with Kyle Clifford in a real good tilt, which saw Clifford sport a nice shiner for the rest of the game.

A couple other thoughts: Blake Wheeler looks like Timothy McVeigh, and Michal Handzus looks like a rapist.

What else can I say? They weren't terrible, but they were a flat and couldn't get anything going offensively. It didn't help that Jonathan Quick played great for LA, who certainly have the Bruins number.

A boring update on a boring game. Sorry. Hopefully tomorrow night's game will be a little more interesting.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bruins 6, Avalanche 2: Still lookin' good (unless you are Marc Savard).

He's so good he now plays the whole defensive zone.

After a little hiccup against Buffalo the other night, the Bruins knocked the Avalanche around yesterday afternoon (Side note: a lot of these little hiccups seem to coincide with Rask in net. Hmmmm). Timmy played another great game, and the Bruins offense has been lighting it up lately. In the last 12 games, the Bruins have averaged 4 goals per game. Those kind of numbers will allow you to rack up wins, and yesterday was no exception. Marchand and Lucic each had two goals and Recchi and Bergeron also scored.

For real, how good is the Marchand/Bergeron/Recchi line? They are simply on fire. Every night it seems this line is putting up at least four or five points (they put up 10 in Denver). Claude Julien is looking like a god damn genius for bringing up Marchand and sending down Wheeler. Wheels is a different guy from last year and the beginning of this year. I think a little Thornton is rubbing off on him, because if you watch the game, you see him chirping and shit talking constantly (God help him if he gets into a fight though). Campbell had a good little bout against a bigger guy in Cody McLeod, and the fight seemed to spark the B's to a couple of quick goals.

You know who didn't score any goals? David Krejci and Nathan Horton. Didn't they used to do that? At least they are getting assists. (side note: Bullshit. EVERYONE gets assists.) Speaking of not scoring....

So Marc Savard got hurt. Again. Former Bruin Matt Hunwick laid a good hit on him and Savard smashed his face off the dasher. *Sigh* Poor Marc. This guy obviously isn't the same since the Matt Cooke hit. If you are the other team, you want to give the guy a little room on the ice, but you can't treat him with kid gloves. To me, it looks like the beginning of the end. He has a very un-Savard 10 points in 25 games, and he's at a dog shit -7. To be honest, ol' glass head is hurting the team at this point, but I don't know what they can do to get rid of him because he is a huge cap hit and no one is going to want an older forward with concussion problems. He's in a tight spot and I think retirement is definitely on the horizon. Too bad because I thought that with the addition of Horton earlier in the year, those two would be a dominating force. Kind of makes you think the Bruins should have went after Kovalchuk, huh? (just kidding).

The B's take on the Latin LA Kings on Monday night. Don't forget, it's a 10 pm start.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Bruins 3, Hurricanes 2 and Sabres 4, Bruins 2

The guy in the front row says it all.

Sorry for the lack of update after Tuesday night's game. I had a funeral to attend on Wednesday and, yeah who cares, I didn't update. The Bruins finished the sweep of the Canes the other night and we can all thank Thomas for that as he ran around the crease like a fucking madman. I thought the Hurricanes would come out like the NVA in 1968, but then I remembered that it's the Hurricanes, no sight of Charlie anywhere. Goals for Johnny Upchuk, Marchand and the game winner by Looch were the difference, as the B's held on after kicking Carolina's ass the night before.

Last night's game against Buffalo was a little different. The Bruins have dropped three straight games to these retards. Every time, they start strong, and fade at the end. I'm glad that prick Drew Stafford wasn't there to get another hat trick. Seidenberg and Campbell scored for the B's, who looked good, but not great, like they did in the past few games. The fourth line continues to look sharp. I think putting Wheeler down there has lit a fire under his ass, even though he had been playing well before getting sent down. Thornton picked up his fifth assist which gives him 12 points on the season, a new career high. Campbell his getting better and  better and is looking to be a great bargain since coming from Florida.

Rask was also okay, not great, but not terrible. Boy he sure cooled off in a hurry last May, huh?

The Sabres were able to tie it up in the second on the power play after a bullfuckingshit penalty on Blake Wheeler for goaltender interference. The replays showed Miller clearly initiating contact and knocking Wheels off balance. Not an excuse for the loss, but it sent me into a shit fit for about ten minutes.

Anyways, the stupid Bruins play the dumb Alvalanche tomorrow afternoon. Say hi to Matt Hunwick for me. Maybe Horton and Krejci can try something different and score goals. You know, because they play hockey?
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Speaking of Thornton, I got to meet him the other day and got some shit signed. Next up, Big Z in two weeks! (What a douche I am)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bruins 7, Hurricanes 0: Lookin' good.


Whew. Today's game took a little sting out of watching the Patriots shit the bed last night, huh? The B's are finally firing on all cylinders as they embarrassed the Canes today, 7-0. Big Z came away with his first ever hat trick to join Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque and Glen Wesley as the only Bruins defensemen to get a trick. Mark Stuart returned from his hand injury to score the first goal of the game. The other goal scorers were Bergeron, Campbell and Ryder, all three who have been playing their asses off and putting up points.

McQuaid had a little bout with Troy Bodie after delivering a high hit to Stuart in the third. The Lone Wolf stepped in and beat some ass as Stuart's hand probably isn't 100%, and knowing his shit luck, he'd break it on the first punch he threw. McQ got the decisive win.

Timmy got the shutout, his league-leading 7th of the season. If he keeps it up, he will be a lock for the Vezina. He has been playing unbelievably well in goal. What a turnaround from last year.

The team looks sharp and focused, and it couldn't be coming at a better time. They are starting to put a gap between them and the Habs, and are currently third in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully the can deliver a drubbing to the Canes again, as they play them in N.C. tomorrow night.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Penguins 3, Bruins 2: .........

The best part of this picture is the beer in mid-spill.
 
God damn it. That was a great game. I really wanted them to pull this one out today, but you can't come back against the Penguins in the third EVERY game. I'm sitting here with writer's block trying to think of someone to shit on, but I'm drawing a blank. Everyone played hard and contributed but they just weren't able to tie the game up. Seidenberg and Ryder had goals for the B's, two in 13 seconds. I think it was Ryder that had two shots in the third that went off the post. Another inch one way and the game might have been a  lot different. That's the way it goes sometimes. A loss is still a loss, but I am surprisingly proud of the Bruins today.

Okay, enough of that soft shit. Did you see Kampfer get his nose knocked in? Holy shit that looked painful! The best part was that Dupuis took a 4 minute penalty for it, even though it was Chara's stick that hit him. The blown call was all for naught, as the Bruin's power play looked sub-par. I'd like to give a tip of the cap to Gregory Campbell, who dropped the gloves with Craig Adams and knocked his fucking block off.

Kris Letang is the toughest guy on the ice, after the whistle and when the refs are close by. Just wanted to throw that out there.

Let's not forget that sack of shit Matt Cooke was challenged by McQ and Boychuk, but the eternal tough-guy wouldn't oblige, similar to when he wouldn't take off his helmet and visor when Thorty came looking for him. Says a lot.

Speaking of Thornton, I get to go meet him tomorrow in Manchester, NH. Hopefully he will sign a photo and punch me in the face.

Next up for the Bruins: Monday at home against Carolina at 1 pm.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bruins 7, Flyers 5: My left arm is tingling...

I may be a Shawn Thornton fan boy, but this is a good god damn picture.

Watching last night’s game was a perfect metaphor for being a Bruins fan. They suck. They rule. They show signs of domination. They blow a lead. Smart play. Dumb play. Over and over. One of the best and worst games all year. One minute I’m cheering, the next minute I’m screaming at the dogs (because it’s their fault, you know?). This back and fourth shit is going to lead to a heart attack with a stroke thrown in for good measure.

They seem to have found their scoring touch. In the last 3 games, they have posted 17 goals. Last night the B’s had points by 12 players, including goals by SEVEN different guys: Chara, Bergeron, Recchi, Ryder, Marchand, Kampfer and Campbell. Lets focus on them.

Big Z: Looks like he may have gotten his head out of his ass, as he has been putting up some points lately. Also got named to the All-Star team because he is 9 feet tall.

Bergie: This guy is a total stud right now. He has like 148 points in his last 9 games (or something like that).

Old Man: At 42, this old bastard is not only relevant, but one of the best players on the team. If he isn’t hustling to the net, that third goal would never have gone in.

Ryder: Was in a scoring drought, nice to see him hit the back of the net.

Marchand: Continues to get better and better. This guy is such an asshole on the ice, its hilarious. And even better, he skates hard and scores goals. I thought that he would be a fourth-liner all season, but he is proving he belongs up with Bergeron. Thornton and Campbell probably miss him, but Danny “The Hammer” Paille is making a few plays.

Kampfer: Holy shit, this guy. When he got called up, I was thinking “Okay, this kid will fill in for a while, then be gone when Stuart comes back.” Now, the Bruins brass will have a big decision to make when Stuart gets healthy. Scoring the game winner last night certainly helps his cause (and knocking Scott Hartnell on his ass doesn’t hurt either).

Campbell: Seems to be there when you need an empty-netter. Good fourth line guy.

And let’s not forget Thomas. Timmy, why do you do this to us? Only this guy will shut out a team one night, and give up five the next. Oh well, fuck it. The bruins still got the win and beat a really good Flyers team.

Thorty fought with Jody Shelley (for you non-hockey fans, that’s a dude) and both looked okay in a decent fight. Thornton usually gives up height and weight, and this was no exception. Both guys threw some and ate some.

My homeboy Dan Carcillo wasn’t out on the ice (healthy scratch or Carcillo flu?). Can’t Flyers fans just admit that this guy sucks? Jeremy, I'm looking in your direction.

The Bruins play the Pens on Saturday (don't forget, 1PM matinee start) and Crosby or not, hopefully will kick the shit out of them and keep this train rolling.

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The NHL released the Bruins-themed comic book nerd superhero today. It looks more like a werewolf than a bear. And why is he dressed like he's going to a gay dance club?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bruins 6, Senators 0

I want games like this every night.

There's no mincing words; the B's kicked the Senators ass last night, plain and simple. Bergie had his first ever hat trick, and Marchand (who is improving every game), Dunkin-Donuts-hawkin' Seguin and Wheeler (still running around like a raped ape! Awesome!) also had tallies. Timmy got the shutout again and wasn't tested too much. They looked dominating out there and despite playing a lowly team like Ottawa, hopefully they can use this as momentum and play like this regularly.

And to be fair, the Senators suck. A lot. As always, they brought their physical game (the only one they have) and last night's game had 3 fights. First, Horton and Winchester had a quick tilt that escalated from some pushing and shoving. Next, Thornton went with Carkner and both landed some good punches in a great fight. The last fight, one of the most odd things I've seen this season, was Carkner dropping the gloves with Danny Paille. Yes, that Danny Paille. Carkner threw a couple punches that got all helmet and the refs came in to break it up before Paille got killed. At that point, Paille landed 3 solid bombs and knocked Carkner down. Ha ha, holy shit! Normally I don't like guys punching after the refs come in, but fuck Carkner for going after a small guy, totally unprovoked (and fuck him because he's Matt Carkner). That dumb shit got his meat head punched in, and he certainly wasn't happy about it (can't wait for the next B's/Sens game!).

The Bruins are 9-2-1 when Shawn Thornton fights, so that should tell you something. When they bring their tough game, they beat some asses. They will need that for Thursday when the Eastern leading Flyers come to town. Also, I'm calling it now. Thornton will chase Carcillo around all night, but that diving bag of shit won't oblige, just like always.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bruins 4, Penguins 2: Five Minute Miracle

Wait, what?
"Big fucking win. Holy Shit"
-Casey, via text message
Truer words were never spoken. I got this text from my pal at the end of the game tonight, right after the B's put the finishing touches on a 4 goal 3rd period to beat the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Big fucking win, indeed.

After playing a piss-poor tilt on Saturday night and getting embarrassed by the Canadiens, it was looking like another long night. I was writing this blog in my head, ready to trash the team for their ATROCIOUS power play. I was steaming for 55 minutes of this game and just about ready to take it out on the girlfriend and/or dogs.

Then it happened: a goal. Then another. Then another. Then one more? I surely had to be in a drunken stupor. These assholes came back, but didn't blow it in overtime or get blanked in the shootout. They won - IN REGULATION!

They played well in the first, shitty in the second, and then shitty for 15 minutes in the third before goals by Chara, Marchand, Recchi (game winner, bitches) and an empty-netter by Campbell (who played his best game as a Bruin). If they could have the kind of effort they showed in the last 5 minutes and play the whole game like that, they would be a big problem for everyone else in the league.

And I'd like to praise Blake Wheeler. This guy played his ass off tonight and was motoring around, hitting like a motherfucker, and getting into little scrums. That's what I want to see. I guess he looked at himself in the mirror and was like "holy shit, I'm a big dude. I could crush people!" He played tough and physical tonight, and hopefully it will carry over into the rest of the season.

So congratulations boys, your five minute effort payed off. Get your rest because you play those silly Ontarian bastards in 17 hours.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Canadiens 3, Bruins 2 (OT): The day after.

The Lone Wolf beats Moen's ass.

First Period: Well, things got off to a slow start for both teams as there was a lot of missed passes and chasing the puck around. I would say that the Bruins played okay, but their power play was fucking HORRENDOUS. The game so far has been back and forth, as no one seems to want to really score. They had a couple good looks on goal. Timmy is playing well in net and has definitely kept his team in it on some turnovers. Adam "The Lone Wolf" McQuaid danced with Travis Moen after a little scrum in Timmy's crease. I didn't realize McQ had such a nice jab, as Moen took about eight of them in the mouth. Brian Gionta, whom I will hereon affectionately refer to as "Slash" is just another tough guy in a visor throwing sticks around behind the play. P.K. Subban looks like if Gary Coleman didn't have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (yep, I had to look that one up). Carey Price made some good stops. Hope he dies.

The Bruins need to work on connecting their passes a little better and stop fiddle-fucking around and get the puck in the offensive zone. I'd almost rather them not be on the Power Play at this point. I need a beer so I'll be back at the end of the second.

Is McQuaid trying to kick him in the nuts?

 Second Period: Well, Patrice Bergeron certainly came alive in the second. Early in the second, Bergie beat Price with a beauty, only to have it go off Mr. Crossbar. Did Patty hang his head? Fuck No! Not one, but two goals! The Bruins responded the way they needed to. They upped the tempo, they figured out what a pass was and how to execute one, and they scored some goals. With around five minutes left, there was a lot of good back and fourth hockey being played. The Bruins had a power play and it didn't look like a complete disaster, so any progress is still progress. Other than the pair of goals, not a lot happened. Timmy is still looking sharp. Blake Wheeler is (brace yourself) playing physical. They look good right now. We'll see how the third goes.

Sunday: Sorry that took so long. Right after the game I was dragging a stool across the garage, length of rope in hand, ready to go out like Brooks from Shawshank Redemption. After a change of heart, here I am.

WOW. That was stunning. After all the praise I gave the Bruins, they basically shut down with ten minutes left in the game. This team really knows how to blow a lead (See May, 2010), and they showed it last night. I still can't believe it. Granted both goals were total garbage (the first one deflected twice and went in and the second deflected off a skate), but that shit happens and they rolled over and died on the Bell Centre ice. The only good thing from late in the game was Chara going after an entire team after the winning goal. You could clearly see Scott Gomez go behind Chara and say "ha ha" (like a little bitchy girl on the playground, mind you) and Chara turned around and wiped the smile off his face.

Anyways, just an embarrassing loss. They are still in first in the division, but now tied with Montreal with both clubs having 49 points. They have 4 games this week. It's do or die now, for them and for suicidal fans.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wild 3, Bruins 1: Points streak done.

Rask with an amazing stop, then prepares to let in a routine wrister.

The Minnesota Wild. What a boring, yet effective team. I don't think the Bruins have beaten a Minnesota team since they were the North Stars for Christ's sake. The Bruins ended their points streak with an equally boring loss to the Wild last night. Former Bruin Chuck Kobasew made his return to the Garden last night, and between 6-10 people noticed.

Steven Kampfer scored the lone goal for the B's off a nice feed by Bergie, but that was all the scoring they would do. Kampfer is looking great in his short time with the big team. He's not afraid to jump up in the play and has a nice shot, and he's being rewarded with points. The power play was pretty much non-existent after looking pretty good in the first. After that is was a good ol' fashioned shit show. Pucks were getting cleared left and right and the B's were standing there with their thumbs up their ass.

Shawn Thornton took what might be the worst blown call all year on a complete bull shit hooking call, which led to Minnesota's first goal. This was as blown of a call as you will ever see, and Thorts let the ref know it (as did Julien). Then Savard had a beautiful feed.... right to Cal Clutterbuck in the defensive zone, and he easily put it past Rask to take the lead. Koivu put in the empty-netter in the third.

I also don't want to let Rask off the hook either. Despite making a couple saves (and one amazing diving stop) he still let in a couple that looked routine. He has fallen a long way from where he was last year. Keep in mind he is 3-12-1 in his last 16 games (going back to the playoffs last year). Not good.

The Thornton "hooking" penalty really set the tone for a shitty game. These assholes (no disrespect) need to learn to face adversity and kick it in the nuts. They are a great team when they are beating the shit out of someone. And speaking of that, the Bruins take on the Canadiens in Montreal on Saturday with first place on the line. Get your heads out of your asses and please beat the shit out of them.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 1. Kessel strikes out....again.

Confucius says "The saddest leaf makes the happiest bear."
Ha ha Phil Kessel. You want so badly to stick it to the Bruins and score a goal, but lo and behold, you choked again! At this point, when he finally does score, no one will care, except for him. Anyways, the Leafs played hard last night and still managed to get beat. Bruins had goals by Horton and Savard, and it's nice to see those two back from their little vacation. Another breakdown lead to a breakaway goal by Grabovski, but that was about the only thing the B's did wrong. Another thing that pissed me off was the lack of physical play. The hit totals were 24-7 in favor of the Leafs. That's not even close.I think they were a little flat and could use a couple days off, as well as being in the comforts of the Garden for their tilt against the Wild on Thursday night. Anyways, I'm off to play Black Ops.

Three Douchebag Stars Of The Game (or three Leafs I hate):
        ★  Mike Komisarek. Come on, was there any other choice? Just looking at this retard's face make me want to see Looch punch it in again. You almost feel bad for him when you see him acting tough after the whistle. Its just a matter of time before he makes the mistake of taking on Lucic again, and I can't wait.
    ★★  Dion Phaneuf. Another mongoloid defense douche. He looks like a bad video game rendering of a real person. He is a master at the behind-the-play slash, and a graduate from the Steve Montador Huggy Bear Fighting School.
  Colby Armstrong. Is this guy an agitator? After every play he takes a little crosscheck here, a little slash there. Someone should just bury this guy. Plus he looks like he belongs in the Ozarks, shirtless toting a shot gun.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sabres 7, Bruins 6 (SO): Just kill me now.

Die.

Jesus Christ, where do I begin. If you were watching the Winter Classic last night, you probably missed the shit show in Buffalo. I've had a day to digest, and now is as good a time as ever to vent.


The Good: It looks like the Bruins aren't having any trouble with offense as they scored 6 goals (Ference, Seidenberg, Marchand, Chara, Seguin and Kampfer) and set a team record with four different defensemen scoring.


The Bad: While the defense was out scoring goals, no one was playing fucking defense (including the Rask, who was yanked after one period, and Thomas). And can someone please cover Drew Stafford? This asshole has scored two hat tricks in the last two games against the Bruins. Not to mention the Sabres tied the game with 28 seconds left, with the goalie pulled. And yep, the shootout again. Thomas let in ALL THREE SHOTS. Miller barely did any better, letting up 2 out of 3. Last night's game was a "who is the shittier goalie" contest.

The Fucking Terrible: I try not to complain about the refs, but holy shit. Ference gets tripped in the defensive zone, clear as fucking day, and no call while Ference is on the ice, Buffalo scores. Then the bullshit call on Boychuk for tripping on incidental contact near the net, and it leads to a power play goal. Terrible officiating. I know NESN is a total homer network, but they continued to blast the refs throughout the game (even nice guy Brick).

At least they got a point, and that means points in their last 5 games. They take on Toronto on Monday night. Hopefully they can get their defense in check and go out there kick the balls off the Leafs.

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Some thoughts on the Winter Classic:

1. Shittsburgh was a dud. Shit city, shit weather, shit football stadium.
2. Decent game, not great. Good fight by Rupp and Erskine.
3. So glad to see the Pens lose.
4. If anyone ever said Crosby is a bitch, I think last night sealed it. Boo hoo, you lost, you little crybaby. He starts throwing sticks around with under 10 seconds left, and then is a tough guy with everyone holding him back. That game would have been great if it ended in a huge donnybrook.
5. Neither of the NHL's precious superstars scored. That bitch Crosby got knocked on his ass, and Ovechkin had a goal taken away because of goaltender interference. Oh my god, you mean there are other guys on the Capitals and Penguins?
6. HBO's 24/7 show about the lead up to the Winter Classic is a great fucking show and you all should be watching it.