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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Game 22: Bruins get revenge on Flyers with a 6-3 win, are 12-8-2

As much as I wanted to see someone take the a stick to Randy Jones' face, I'll settle for this. Tuuka Rask and the Boston Bruins team led a charge that no amount of Flyers cheap shots could stop. The Bruins avenged the loss of Bergeron by absolutely obliterating those jack-asses from Philadelphia.

It took only 2 minutes for things to get heated up. Ben Eager and Jeremy Reich engaged in a very weird fight that ended in Jeremy Reich getting in more punches and getting the take-down. (If I'm not mistaken, Reich is undefeated in his NHL fighting career.) A minute later, Marc Savard set up Glen Murray in front of the net, who put a nice wrist shot past Biron. Three minutes later, Savvy's drive scored and the Bruins took the 2-0 lead to the locker room.

The Bruins came out in the second with the same hunger for goals! Early in the period, Chara made a great transition play to get the puck up to Savard who passed it to Murray, setting up a long shot that gave the Bruins a 3-0 win. In a span of 6 minutes in the middle of the second period, 4 goals were scored. Metropolit's long shot put the Bruins up 4-0 before Mike Knuble trickled one in on the power play. Then Richards put the Flyers within two with a 4 on 3 drive getting by Rask, but the Bruins answer when Peter Schaefer knocks in a rebound from an Alberts drive to put the Bruins back up by 3.

then Philadelphia did what they do best, make illegal hits. Out of nowhere, right after Schaefer's goal, Scott Hartnell slammed Alberts head into the wall. Alberts was on his knees after sending a puck down the ice. Long after the puck was gone, Hartnell put on the very illegal and very dangerous hit. Hartnell was thrown out of the game and later suspended for two games. The penalty should have been twenty games for the blatant attempt to injure. Luckily Alberts would be available for the next game. Kevin Paul Dupont even believed that the penalty should be closer to fifteen games.

Anyhow, the game was 5-2 heading into the third. The Flyers got one past Rask on the power play, but Chuck Kobasew's empty net goal gave the Bruins the 6-3 win.

Tuuka Rask is now officially 2-0-0 in his NHL career. I hope the Flyers learned that bad things will happen if they mess with the Bruins. I hope Lucic, Reich, and Thornton are all healthy enough to play when the Flyers come back to the Garden in March.


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