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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Game 52: Bruins beat Capitals in shootout 3-2, are 24-24-4

Good win team, good win. Before I start though, I would like to welcome Brandon Bochenski to the Boston Bruins. His performance last night was outstanding! Also, Phil Kessel came through in the clutch again. He now has 3 shootout wins!

The first period was pretty boring. The only real intersting thing was Reich's fight. He decided that he didn't want to go back to Providence, so he made sure of the fact that he's staying by beating up Capital's winger Ben Clymer. Reich destroyed Clymer.

The Bruins got on the board in the second period when Brandon Bochenski's nifty shot went into the net. It was very quick off of a faceoff, a great way to start one's bruins career.

Twenty one seconds into the third period, A failed Bruins clear attempt led to a slapshot passing Thomas, tying up the game. The Capitals then took the lead when a shot off of a far rebound went into a near empty net. Boston tied up the game when on the power play (Ovechkin in the box) Bergeron scored. Bergeron's goal was a nice wrist shot off of a nice across ice pass from Savard. So the Caps and Bruins went into overtime.

Lewis surprisingly had the Bruins play very passive in the overtime, always having two defensemen on the ice. Personally I really like the Savard-Bergeron-Axelsson-Chara overtime line. Anyway, no scores in the overtime and the game went into a shootout.

W: Alexander Semin's shot got by Thomas
B: Brandon Bochenski's shot hit the post and bounced out
W: Alexander Ovechkin's shot missed
B: Patrice Bergeron's shot scored
W: Eric Fehr's shot was stuffed by Thomas
B: Phil Kessel's shot scored

A win is a win. This team played great last night, and that was without Sturm and Murray. I feel bad for whoever has to go to Providence though once they return. There isn't anybody after last night's game who I think is significantly worse than anyone else.

The Bruins have Carolina again on Thursday night, should be a good one.


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