Not again!!! The memories from last season are coming
back to me. Blowing huge leads in the final minutes. I
thought this was a different Bruins team. And the
shootout is still haunting us. How hard can it really
be to score just a regular goal. It's just you and the
goalie. Marco Sturm did exactly what you should do,
you shouldn't try to do little plays in front of the
goalie and try to fool him, you should just look, find
an opening, and blast the puck right by the goalie.
Anyway let me explain the game. The Bruins were doing
so well. The number two line (Kessel, Bergeron, and
Boyes) were playing fast smart hockey. Bergeron picked
up the first goal of the game to give the Bruins a 1-0
lead. Then later in the game Marc Savard scored on an
excellent wrist shot that was right over the goalies
shoulder. Marc Savard managed to get right in front of
the goalie with the puck off of a great pass from Brad
The Bruins were doing really well sitting on top of a
comfortable 2-0 lead with 4 minutes left in the game.
Then for some reason, a reason that I don't know, the
hockey gods cursed the Bruins. It all fell apart. The
Blues managed to score a pretty lucky goal off of a
nice shot from a Blues forward to make it 2-1. Then
with about a minute and a half left, a Blues forward
shot the puck at Thomas, Thomas saved it and then in
front of the goal, Wayne Primeau fell on the ice,
leaving his guy wide open. His guy got the rebound and
sent a perfectly aimed shot right past Thomas to tie
up the game.
The Bruins started the overtime man-down due to a
really crappy hooking call against the Bruins (I think
it was hooking, I'm not sure). The Bruins killed the
penalty but had a pretty bad overtime in which they
got off only one shot. Then the shootout happened...
First Tim Thomas makes a nice lay on his belly leg pad
save. Then patrice Bergeron's shot was saved. Then tim
Thomas made a nice leg over leg pad save. Then the
Bruins shot missed again. Then Tim Thomas let up a
goal. then Marco Sturm scored on a nice shot that
zipped right in between the goalie's legs. Then the
Blues player scored and Marc Savard's shot was
blocked. Final score: Blues 3 Bruins 2.
The Bruins now have three points though because they
lost in overtime. The standings in the title of this
blog show 1-2-1. That means 1 win (worth 2 points) two
losses (worth 0 points) and one overtime or shootout
loss (worth 1 point). If one wants to know the real
record just add up the last two numbers (I.E. right
now the Bruins are really 1-3.) If one wants to know
how many points a team has, just multiply the first
number by two and add in the third number. (I.E. the
Bruins now have 3 points).
One last thing: The Bruins went 0-7 on the powerplay
last night. I can't take it anymore. We have to
convert on the powerplay.