Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bruins - Caps

Period 1

Only a minute into the game, Chris Clark gets an easy goal as the puck bounces to the open Clark who quickly puts it away. Even with the goal by Washington the Bruins are looking good, out shooting the Capitals 7-1. This is when the penalties began.

Tenkrat - Elbowing
Chara - Hooking
Sturm - double High-Sticking
Kobasew - Hooking

The last hooking call by Kobasew came with two minutes to go in the double minor to Sturm. Forty seconds into the 5 on 3, Clark gets his second goal of the period as he gets a great cross ice feed from Semin right to the side of the net. Relatively good PK so far tonight, minus the 5 on 3 of course. Shots on goal so far 11-11.

Period 2

Continuing of the PP for Washington as Sturm is still in the box on his double minor. Wideman was just high-sticked in the face by Chris Clark and the he was hooked down, but only the high-sticking penalty is called. Nothing doing on that PP and both teams are at full strength. This period s pretty boring, but there are a couple of good games basketball games on. Currently Ohio State is up 25 points on Central Connecticut and Michigan State is beating Marquette by 12. Back to the game and Alberts drops the gloves with Bradley. All right fight, nothing to special maybe a slight edge to Bradley. The Bruins go on the PP as Chara is held, and off the face-off Chris Clark got away on a break away and scored the short-handed hat trick goal.Still on the power play the Bruins set-up a tic-tac-toe play to Sturm at the side of the net for an easy goal. One minute left in the second period and down 3-1, the Capitals give Boston another PP. With 12 seconds left in the period now, and the Capitals commit another penalty, this time high-sticking and it will be 5-3 in the third period. Shots on goal are 24-21 for Boston.

Period 3

The Bruins set-up the 5 on 3 PP well and Chara was making trouble in front of the net while the Savard passed it out front where Bochenski put in the goal. On the 5 on 4 PP the Bruins go right back to work and Savard feeds Bergeron and he one times it to tie the game 3-3. The goal is under review now, we'll have to wait and see why. Oh well it's a goal for sure! Sturm has taken a bad penalty but the PK unit didn't let Washington record a shot on goal. End to end action with a few good scoring chance by the Bruins, with about four minutes left in the third. Nothing much happened and we are going to OT. Shots on goal are 33-31 for Boston.

OT - Shoot-out

Too busy watching NCAA and hockey to actually type. Nothing much happening and it is looking like penalty shots. Semin just had a great chance with Thomas all alone and he hit the post. Wideman just took a stick to the head again! Just over 30 seconds left in the OT period, and Lewis has called a time out to discuss the PP set-up. A billion shots on net by the Bruins and the period is over. Kolzig may have hurt himself as he slow to get up. Kolzig just got back from a MCL injury and hopefully he is OK. Either way its rally hat time!

1) Semin - SAVE!!

2) Sturm – save

3) Laich - SAVE!!

4) Bergeron - SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5) Ovechkin – score

6) Kessel - SCORE!!!!!!!!!!! BRUINS WIN!!!!!!!

3 Stars:

1) Marc Savard (3a)

2) Chris Clark (3g)

3) Phil Kessel (GW)

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Blogger jimbuff said...

BIG comeback - showed great heart.
There is still a chance they could be holding Lord Stanley's Cup at season's end:)
2 games each against The Rangers and The Hated Habs should produce 4 easy wins ... if the right Bruins team shows up to play. Win all these games and we will make the playoffs!!!

10:25 p.m., March 15, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

Phil "The Closer" Kessel does it again.

I'm almost in with Jimbuff on the 4 POTENTIAL wins against the Rags and Scabs. If they can win, and lots of others lose... well, we'll see.

10:35 p.m., March 15, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

Huge game! The Rangers are going to be tough. But like jimbuff says if they bring their "A" game intensity they can, and will, win.

12:20 a.m., March 16, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

four wins against ny and montreal is not enough alone... quick hit-

teams between bruins and the playoffs and games against each other (a lose lose for bruins)
islanders - nyr, nyr and tor
toronto - mont, nyr nyi and mont
montreal - tor, nyr, nyr and tor
rangers - nyi, mon, nyi and mon

best case scenario - these teams split thier games against each other (please no overtime!!!)
this means the bruins have 5 points in the standing and another 3-6 points in thier competitions head to head to make up. essentially the 5 points out of 8th is really 9-12. with 12 games remaining. this 9-12 points also must be "made up" on the teams ahead of them meaning these teams need to lose thier games against other foes (must lose against teams not in this playoff race - does that make sense?) Every time one of these teams wins it really really hurts the bruins chances....

24 available points 12 games remaining rough magic number time. if any other opposition above can win 5 of the non-playoff contention games or the bruins lose 5 chances are over.

12:49 p.m., March 16, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

my long drawn out post above means that tonight we are fans of washington, pittsburg and atlana.... these are three must wins for the bruins!

12:53 p.m., March 16, 2007  
Blogger Doobie said...

Hey Neb, nice call! We got all three of those breaks last night!

9:47 a.m., March 17, 2007  
Blogger jimbuff said...

A bit of a long shot but if the B's play well enough they could realistically catch Tampa for 6th:)
I know it probably won't happen but... you heard it here 1st!

12:20 p.m., March 17, 2007  

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