Sunday, October 08, 2006

Fra-GEE-lay? Not them.

Responding to charges by their coach that they were akin to a Christmas parcel containing electric sex, the B's came out fighting last night, scoring two goals in the first, giving up two in the second and then converting a turnover into the go ahead goal in the third to try to erase the memory of the 8-3 stinker against Florida the night before.

After repetitive misses by Bergeron Friday night, Bergeron connected when it counted in the third after the Lightning coughed up the puck in their own zone. A strong performance overall with special kudos to Chara (sorry Buff) and Toivonen (sorry TreeBob) who just about carried the team. After giving up goals on four of six power plays against the Panthers, they gave up none last night. Zero. Zip. Zilch. On the negative side, that's also exactly how many power play goals they *scored*, continuing their early season slump in that category.

But hey, a win's a win.

Up next: Thrashers in Atlanta on Wed night, the hump night of their five game road streak to start the season. Winning at least three of those five would be a nice way to start the season.



Blogger jimbuff said...

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11:34 a.m., October 08, 2006  
Blogger jimbuff said...

Pretty Good early season performance last nite. Alot better than Friday nights. I agree that Chara (whom I do not hate) and Torkelson were great. Like I said a while back,in comments on one of Treebob's entries, The Trapper was good last year but Hannu is the way to go from here on out.
Also, I feel that putting Kessel on the 1st line is a bit to much pressure right now. Maybe we keep the 2nd line the same and put "The Thrill" with Primeau and P.J. This would aloow "Mellow Yellow" to move up with Boyes and Bergeron and with his corner work and heart he might be a good fit. (Not for sure but why not give it a try.) We do not want to put to much pressure on Phil like Ottawa did a few years ago with Daigle. We also do not want to make a mistake and not use him enough like Burns (2nd worst Bruins coach ever) did with "Big Joe".
Anyway we are .500 now and I guess a split in Florida is not to bad. Let's hope that the season can build on what we saw last night.
Also, I would personally like to take full credit for the win last nite. I set some snares on Thurs. and checked them yesterday and I had trapped 2 rabbits - that is 8 rabbit's feet worth of good luck - The Bruins win last nite was the 1st bit of luck I had in a few weeks so I am sure that this is the reason - Your Welcome!!!


11:37 a.m., October 08, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

I happy they won, and good for Toivenen. Too bad Thomas had to be the one who got the shitty team in front of him.

Chara is helping me out in the pool :)

1:20 p.m., October 08, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

oh by the way! I love that movie. I very surprised that an American knows the movie.

"That must be Italian."

6:49 p.m., October 08, 2006  
Blogger Doobie said...

Heyyyy, that movie was based in Chicago!

8:24 p.m., October 08, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...


Sorry my man. It was filmed almost entirely around Toronto. One of my friends my high school used to go to school in St. Catherines and his class were the extras in the classroom scene.

Also, Ebert backs me up on this one. :)
Isn't trivia fun!

10:58 p.m., October 08, 2006  
Blogger Doobie said...

We're both right!

I can't see that link, but I do know that, according to IMDB, the movie was based on Hammond, Indiana (I stand corrected) but was filmed in both Cleveland *and* Ontario.

8:22 a.m., October 09, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

link works for me. *shrugs*

8:39 a.m., October 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to jim buff...kessel IS on the second line...last year bergeron was the first line...this year savard, sturm and murray are the first line...

12:20 p.m., October 10, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Neb dude, glad you finally made it over.

Regarding your comment, I think you are pulling hairs. If you like we can go with the 1A and 1B analogy that's often used.

After 2 games, I think it's a good one. If you look at the stats you see that Bergeron leads (of the 2 lines) toi/g with 19:35, 4th-6th is Murray, Savard, and Sturm. Boyes is in 7th with 15:09 and Kessel is 9th at 13:33.

I think estoi/g is the best stat. Murray, Savard and Sturm are definetly the 1A line, but they are only on the ice about 30-45 seconds more than the 1B line.

If you want to get technical though the real number one line is the "3rd line" because they lead in total time on ice.

That said, thanks for coming to the site neb, and I hope you come back often!

get a blogger acount :)

6:39 p.m., October 10, 2006  

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