Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ottawa @ Boston **Live**

Period 1

Well I forgot to start writing while watching the game, so I will play some catch up. The Bruins started the game by receiving a PP thanks to Kelly getting a holding penalty. The PP was horrible though and the Bruins didn't register a shot on goals. A few minutes later the Senators went on a PP of their own as Savard tripped a player. Ottawa got a few shots on net and Hannu was great as they killed off the penalty. Hannu has been making a few great saves already, and he seems really sharp. Just as I type that though Phillips scores on a wide open net for Ottawa. A deflection off a Bruins went right to Phillips and Hannu was helpless. With just over a minute left in the period Sturm has committed an interference penalty. Toivonen made a great save with his glove on the PP saving a sure goal as the period ends, and Ottawa remains on the PP going into the second. 1-0 for Ottawa after one period, and the Bruins are being severely out played. Ottawa is out shooting the Bruins 15-5!

Period 2

The Bruins killed off the remaining penalty no problem and a couple minutes later an Ottawa player rang a bullet of the post. The deflection though gave the Bruins a 2 on 1 and Kelly hooked a player to give the Bruins their second PP of the game. Still nothing going on though for Boston on the PP. They just can't seem to get set-up, and just like that the penalty is over. Mara is kicking the crap out of Schubert because he hit Mara into the boards from behind. It was a very dangerous play by Schubert and Mara was the only player throwing punches. Not sure what will be called. Ottawa will be going on the PP for 2 minutes as they gave Mara a 10 minute misconduct, 5 minutes for fighting and 2 minutes for instigating. Schubert meanwhile received 5 for boarding. The B's killed of the PP but the Senators are still controlling the majority of the play. Tenkrat and company though just had a great shift with two definite scoring chances. The NESN guys just mentioned that Mara now has two instigator penalties this season so if he gets one more he will receive a suspension.

The Bruins got called for 'too many men on the ice' but the refs just missed the same penalty on Ottawa one minute earlier, as one the Senators was hit by the puck as he got off the ice. The Bruins killed of that penalty but Alberts received a penalty for hooking and on the first rush Heatley scores. Hannu stopped it initially on a good save, but like last game he didn't hold onto it and it was put in behind him. The play-by-play guy thought Alberts got another hooking penalty but they gave it to Schubert for bad acting (diving) instead. The Bruins are 0 for 4 on the PP tonight with only 2 shots on goal. Alberts just got a boarding major and a game misconduct penalty and then I think Savard is going to get a 2 minute unsportsmanlike. Well Alberts has sucked so far but it still sucks that he will be gone for the remainder of the game (it will save Lewis from having to bench him). Toivonen is saving the team so far on this two man advantage but the PP will remain going into the third period though. Shots on goal after two periods are 24-12 for Ottawa, and penalties are currently 42-13 minutes for Boston.

Period 3

One minute into the third Ottawa has been called for 'too many men on the ice' which will kill off most of the remaining major penalty to Alberts. A lot of pressure from the Bruins during the 4 on 4 but everyone is shooting wide. Great period so far for Boston with lots of pressure. 2-0 is not an insurmountable lead. Hannu just made an amazing stop on a 2 on 1 from Alfredsson and Heatley and then another breakaway by Ottawa forces Boston to take a penalty. Another 2 man advantage as Chara, a minute into the first penalty, gets called for hooking. Toivonen is being peppered with shots, and they are all quality chances too. The first penalty is over and Mara has come back out on the ice. Mara stole the puck and instead of dumping into the Ottawa zone carried it behind the net and drew a holding penalty. Not much happening, some end to end action mainly from the Senators and that's it. Four minutes to go and the Bruins are still down by two goals. They are running out of time for any sort of comeback. Lewis has called a time-out with 2:16 left in the third period and Redden is going off for tripping. Lewis has decide to take out Toivonen now to gain the two man advantage. Even though nothing came out of pulling the goalie (except a empty netter) it was a gutsy move and the right call. Bruins lose 3-0 and the final shots on goal are 38-18 for Ottawa.

My 3 stars:
Hannu Toivonen
Ray Emery
Dany Heatley

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