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Friday, February 09, 2007

Game 53: Bruins play poorly for five minutes, lose to Hurricanes 5-2, are 24-25-4

Wow, we played really well for the entire game except the final five minutes in the second period. Sadly, in order to win games in the NHL, a team need to play well for all 60 minutes! Brandon Bochenski played really well again. He is really clicking with the Bruins. Ray Whitney stole the show though. His natural hat-trick crushed the Bruins.

Five minutes into the great, with the Bruins playing great, Paul Mara's bad angle shot hit of the goalie Ward. The rebound bounced in front of the net to Brandon Bochenski, who shot the puck into the net, giving the Bruins an early 1-0 lead.

The second period was going very well but then we completely crashed and burned. Nothing too interesting happened until Alberts got into a fight with Walker. Walker beat the crap out of a much bigger Alberts. It's embarrassing how the 6' 4" Alberts just cannot fight. Over the offseason he should take some boxing lessons. The link to a youtube video of the fight is here. I won't put the fight on the blog because it is very humiliating.

Later in the period, Ray Whitney dominated the Bruins. First, after Thomas failed to gather in the puck, Whitney had an easy shot from right in front of the net. A minute later Whitney scored again. Then 31 second later, Whitney gave the hurricanes a 3-1 lead. He scored three goals in 1:40, a natural hat-trick (3 consecutive goals) in only two shifts. Later, with 3 seconds left in the period, guess who haunted the Bruins again? Yes, Ray Whitney. He didn't score the goal but his drive was tipped above Thomas's pads by Justin Williams to give the Hurricanes a 3 goal lead. Carolina scored four goals in under five minutes!

In the third period, the Bruins had a little hope when Bochenski put the rebound of an Axelsson shot into the net. Giving him, and the Bruins, their second goal of the game. That was all the Bruins could muster though. A Carolina empty net goal sealed the deal and the Bruins lost a pathetic game 5-2.

One Last Note: Both Glen Murray and Marco Sturm were good to go for last night's game. Murray though aggravated his lower body injury and will not play tomorrow night against New York. Last night both Tenkrat and Chistov were healthy scratches.


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