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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Game 33: Bruins drop another one to the division leader 3-2, are 18-12-3

Ottawa and Montreal just have our number this season. Division games are way to important to let ones like this slip away. Fisher was injured and Ottawa has been cold recently. We needed to come out firing. Not only did the Bruins offense not create plays to score, but the defense did a great job to help them. The Bruins had numerous breakaways and odd man rushes. Auld had a pretty good game as well. Tim Thomas was okay to play but coach Julien decided to give him one more game to rest and put in Alex Auld, who had just come off a shutout win.

With seven minutes left in the first period, Jason Spezza's hard shot in front of Auld went in. One minute later the Bruins answer. Glen Metropolit stole the puck and fed it to Kobasew who scored on a breakaway. I was at the game and the friend I went with is a huge Chuck Kobasew fan. He loved it.

Very quickly in the middle of the second the Senators went up by two. The first goal occured when Richardson was able to bang in a loose puck, and the second was just a great play by Jason Spezza on the power play. He managed to get a shot off right next to Auld, and then get his own rebound and score. I know everyone already knows how good Spezza is, but I'll say it anyway, he's a great hockey player. Ottawa has such a good team. They're loyal players too. A bunch of them took below market contracts in order to keep everyone in Ottawa. Their Roster is stacked. Anyway the bruins did give us fans some hope. Very late in the third, Schaefer passed the puck up to Wideman on an odd man rush, Wideman then passed it back to Lucic who scored. This happened with a minute left int he game. The Bruins went on full attack mode, and Chara didn't blow it like he did 5 days earlier, but the Bruins were unable to tie it. Thus the Senators continue their domination over the Bruins this season with a 3-2 win.


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