Bruins Do it Doggy Style. Comebacks for Everyone!



No idea what just happened. What an end to that game. You’ll see in our recap… as we were making our game notes while watching, we were bitter. After that meltdown against Montreal and a lazy first 50 minutes tonight, we weren’t exactly thrilled with the Bruins. Nobody was. Any fan out there on their high horse saying they knew the B’s would come back is a liar. We’re not the type of fans that expect our team to win every game. We know that is unrealistic. But the lazy, uninspired play was frustrating to watch, especially after their collapse against Montreal.

For 50-55 minutes Rask had to be pissed. He let in one soft goal but had otherwise been stellar, but was seemingly on his way to another defeat. But just like that Rask was victorious. No one deserved the win more than Rask with all the bad luck he’s had this season.

Then all of a sudden the Bruins exploded. It took them literally 12 seconds to tie this game and Recchi showed what a true leader is. It was like the light suddenly went on for the Bruins. And that is what is drives us mad this season….. through 55 minutes the Bruins really had no right winning this game and somehow they pulled it out. They’ll have meltdowns like they did in Montreal and then pull a victory out of their ass. Crazy. We’re still not even sure what just happened. All we know is that the Bruins won. We’ll take those two points any day of the week.


After the jump, the Bruins don’t want to win at all… oh hey just kidding! Comeback time…….

firstperiod
- In case you forgot, Versus mentions “The Collapse.” Really? Bruins blew a 3-0 series lead and a 3-0 lead in Game 7?! This is the first we’re hearing about it.

- Versus also wants you to know Cooke concussed Savard.


- Pretty fast paced action for the first couple minutes. This could be a good game if the Bruins keep playing.

- Rask forced to be sharp early. Penguins trying to jam some pucks in from the side of the net and catch Rask off guard.

- Bruins defenders having a bit of trouble keeping the puck in the zone at the Penguins blueline. Hmmm.

- Bruins shooting long distance on Fleury. Looks like they’re hoping for rebounds except that no other Bruin is in front of the net.

- Bruins also having a lot of trouble with Pittsburgh’s speed. Ference pinched a tad too much and Connor was off to the races but Rask made the save.

- Lucic feeds Savard in front but Savard can’t get a clean redirect. Nice play though guys.

- Staal hits Rask with a shot we’re not sure Rask even saw. Just hit him in the shoulder. Phew.

- Kampfer goes down the other end and returns the favor on Fleury but no dice.

- Bad turnover gives Kunitz a great chance but he either missed wide or Rask juuuuuuuust got a piece. Couldn’t tell.

- Penguins discover the Bruins weakness and put them on the powerplay with a tripping call on Seidenberg.

- Bruins give Staal a short handed opportunity just for fun. Oh man.

- B’s never even really set up on that powerplay. Top ranked Pens penalty kill is a terrible matchup for the B’s powerplay.

- Marchand does some twirl move at the blueline for some reason that produces an offsides. You’re better than that Brad.

- Thornton tries to fake out Fleury but Fleury wasn’t buying what Thornton was selling. Thornton is due for another goal!

- Bruins get a bit lucky as there’s a scramble in front of their net and Penguins whiff.

- Cooke highsticks Boychuk and goes to the box. Powerplay time. Please be better than the last one.

- Well… on the plus side at least they got a shot? We’re struggling to find good things to say about the powerplay. Gross.

- Four on two for the Penguins but Letang can’t get the puck on his stick. Somewhere in the rush Savard takes a slashing penalty. No idea why he thought he’d get away with that.

- Rask stops Letang point blank as the period ends. Penguins still have about 40 seconds of powerplay time on the other side. 


VERSUS PIZZA HUT INTERMISSION REPORT

We got a copy of what the Versus crew plans to talk about during intermission.


secondperiod
- Dear Bruins… passing to Malkin is a HUGE FUCKING MISTAKE. Jebus. If they keep doing that, Malkin is going to score eventually.

- Bruins kill the penalty. Boychuk comes in soon after with a bomb but Fleury saves.

- Boychuk dropping bombs like this is Hiroshima but Bruins take a penalty. Bergeron goes for goalie interference.

- Bruins really need to work on clearing the puck. Here’s a tip guys…. shooting the puck directly into an opponent’s skates = bad. Clearing into open ice = good.

- Penguins bring some good pressure but penalty is killed. Anyone else crap themselves whenever Malkin takes a slapshot from the circles near Rask?

- Not sure if you knew but Bartkowski is from Pittsburgh. Thanks for the 1000th time Versus announcers.

- Not sure if you knew, but Jordan Staal and Eric Staal are totally brothers. Shut up Versus.

- Versus nets the hat trick of overkill. Did you know Matt Cooke concussed Savard last year!?!?!!?

- Kunitz and Dupuis get a fantastic chance but Rask makes the big save and Bruins clear up the rebound so a charging Adams can’t get it. Scary moment there, ha.

- Krejci going after Cooke post whistle after Cooke bumps him but nothing really happens. We’re sure everyone was yelling at their TV though.

- Boychuk wants a goal tonight. Making plays and taking shots everywhere. Want to see a Boychuk-Orpik collision at center ice just because. Boychuk, Ference and Seidenberg locking shit down tonight.

- Rask in his “ready” position looks like a guy on on of those nature shows demonstrating how to make yourself look big if you encounter a bear in the wilderness.

- Feel like the Bruins haven’t had a good scoring chance forever. Need to start making things happen.

- Talbot takes down the new guy. Welcome to the NHL Bartkowski.

- Rupp gets the puck in the neutral zone and heads toward the net. Someone in a Bruins sweater is going to step up to him. Right. RIGHT?! Wrong. Rupp backhands past Rask. 1-0 Penguins.

- Matt Bartkowski is from Pittsburgh, if you didn’t know. We think he let Rupp go by. This game is rigged.

- Charmin Ultrasoft goal by Rask. Seemed like he was convinced Rupp was going to pass. Rask is gonna smash things.

- Marchand almost strips Fleury behind the net but Penguins swarm that pesky son of a gun.

- Old man Recchi going to the box for tripping Letang. Kind of a bad call. Oh well. Big kill for the Bruins.

- Oh man. Malkin takes the puck down the sideboards and skates towards the net. Bruins collapse on Malkin, who feeds Letang. Letang sends a bomb at Rask. 2-0 Penguins.

- Penguins also set up camp in front of Rask and no Bruin even touched them. This is just getting sad.

- Fleury with a huge stop on Lucic. Orpik pushes Savard behind the net and Savard goes after Letang. Frustration definitely boiling over for the Bruins. Savard and Letang cool off in the box.

- Recchi takes another penalty. Hooks Staal in the neutral zone. Recchi gets an unsportsmanlike call for arguing with the refs. Recchi is very unhappy. Four minute penalty for Rex. This game could get ugly. At least someone is showing some kind of emotion. He’s going to kill somebody.

- Boychuk clears to start off the kill. We love you Boychuk.

- Penguins come right back and Malkin inches away from scoring. Penguins set up shop in front of Rask again. Would be nice if someone would at least TRY to push the Pens away.

- Bruins showing some life as Savard comes out of the box and Bruins get a few niiiiiiiiiice shorthanded shots on Fleury but he’s on his game.

- Malkin comes back down and embarasses the Boston defense but Captain Planet Ference juuuuuuuust gets a stick on it. Phew.

- Alex Goligoski goes to the box to even things up for the Bruins. 4 on 4 for awhile.

- Period ends 2-0. Things getting ugly for the Bruins. 

thirdperiod

- Lucic forgets the NHL still has that pesky offsides rule. No idea why he thought the refs wouldn’t notice him going that far offsides.

- Boychuk caves in Cooke in the corner of the Bruins end. Boychuk looked like he was asking Cooke for a fight but we can’t confirm. Boychuk one of less than a handful of Bruins who are engaged tonight.


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- DID YOU KNOW BARTKOWSKI IS FROM PITTSBURGH!?!?!!?

- Talbot screening Rask in front of the net. Rask clearly can’t see. Chara just watches. Not sure if the Bruins are aware that letting your goalie get screened is bad.

- Bruins just can’t get anything going. Penguins making this shit look easy.

- The Versus announcers are repeatedly saying “easy save for Fleury.” At least that’s one thing we agree on Versus.

- Cooke just shoved Kampfer off the puck like he was nothing. Bruins getting schooled all over the ice right now.

- Wheeler and Orpik exchange pleasantries after the whistle as a scrum develops, but Versus goes to commercial. Good job Versus. That was sarcasm by the way.

- Seguin with a great chance on Fleury but he says no to the kid. B’s aren’t getting many chances but when they have Fleury is there. Seguin looks pissed. What a chance by the kid.

- “Fleury stone colds Seguin.” ~ Versus dude.

 

- Bruins finally showing some live about 50 minutes too late. Lucic gets a good chance himself but loses the puck. Bruins just had their longest sustained pressure of the entire game. Considering its almost halfway through the third, thats awful.

- “Sweet looking breakout there to Jordan Staal.” Just thought it was funny the Versus dude described something as “sweet”

- Bruins keep taking hooking penalties. Time ticking down and Bruins are doing another penalty kill.

- Campbell and Marchand try to get a shorthanded opportunity but couldn’t get the puck to settle. Campbell is all over the place. So is Marchand. Fourth line our ass.

- Wheeler tries to take the puck into the Pens zone and wipes out. That kind of night for the Bruins.

- Recchi runs over Fleury but no call. Recchi turns around looking shocked, and the penalty is killed.

- Orpik crushes Kampfer and goes to the box for boarding as Savard gets in Orpik’s face. Is that what it has come to Bruins? Savard is the guy that is going to get in players’ faces?

- Great strategy by the Penguins. If they want to keep their lead it is best to put the Bruins on the powerplay.

- Apparently Chara wanted to prove us wrong. Two seconds left on the powerplay, Chara unleashes a shot from the point and beats Fleury. 2-1. 

- Holy balls. Off the faceoff Bergeron gets the puck to Campbell. Campbell puts a shot on nice, Bergeron gets the rebound and feeds Marchand. Marchand beats Fleury and this game is tied. Definitely didn’t see this coming based on how the Bruins played for the first 50 minutes.

- Penguins suddenly falling apart. Jordan Staal gets called for holding and Bruins are on the powerplay.

- Recchi goes from goat to hero. Recchi hanging out in front of the net. Ryder puts a shot on net, Fleury lets up a rebound and Recchi bangs it home then bangs your mom. 3-2 Bruins. Holy f’ing shit. What is going on. Bruins coming out guns blazing. Recchi sticking it to the refs.

- Recchi, Campbell and Marchand bringing the team back from the dead. Totally didn’t see a 3-2 lead happening. Don’t even know what happened.

- Fleury on the bench. Letang and Campbell battle for the puck. Campbell pokes it away from Letang and Bruins ice the game. 4-2. How did this happen? Ha. 


- Bruins must love doing it doggy style because they came from behind. Craziest five minutes of the season. See you Tuesday night Buffalo Ottawa.

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