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Senators Impeach Impuissant Bruins, 5-1

Posted in Boston Bruins, Hockey, Movies, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by clarencethehorse

There was only one winning Senator in Massachusetts on Tuesday, January 19 – but on January 18, every Senator at the TD Garden could claim victory as the Ottawa Senators filibustered the Boston Bruins, 5-1.  You could say that Tim Thomas‘ luck was due to run out, as he had gone 11-0-0 in his last 11 starts against Ottawa with a 1.43 GAA and .946 save percentage.  In fact, Thomas was pulled in favor of Tuukka Rask after the Senators went up 3-0 in the second period. Daniel Alfredsson was in the Senators’ lineup for his second game after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and his ninth career hat trick would lead the way as the Senators dominated the Bruins from the outset.

Daniel Paille‘s sixth goal would account for all the Bruins’ offense on this afternoon.

This goal by Jonathan Cheechoo sums up he afternoon for the B’s, as the referee throws a beautiful pick on Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman to allow Cheechoo to walk in alone and score Ottawa’s fifth goal of the game:

This was a weak effort all around by the Bruins.  I realize they had fatigue issues after catching the red-eye

back from their 3-game west coast trip, but you can’t use that excuse in today’s NHL.  They have now lost five of six games, and stand seventh in the Eastern conference – only six points ahead of 13th place Tampa Bay.  Marc Savard is another couple of weeks away from returning, so the Bruins have to find a way to keep the ship afloat until that time.

Currently they look as confused as Dick Clark  counting down on New Year’s Eve:

The Bruins face the Columbus Blue Jackets this Thursday night at the Garden.  The Blue Jackets coaching staff, and fantasy owners everywhere, are wondering if rookie goaltending phenom Steve Mason will return to last season’s form.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, the Senators will return to the Garden for a re-match matinee.

The Bruins hope to feel more like Scott Brown, and less like Martha Coakley after this game against the Senators.

Good Omen?

The last time a Republican Senator was elected in Massachusetts was 1972Scott Brown repeated this rare feat in 2010.

The last time the Bruins won the Stanley Cup was 1972.

A horse can dream, can’t he?

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Here’s Dick Clark in better days – a cameo on Police Squad from the early 1980’s:

Momentum Screeches to a Halt for the Bruins

Posted in Boston Bruins, Hockey, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by clarencethehorse

I use the word ‘momentum’ lightly, but the Bruins had shown some encouraging strides in their last four game home stand and seemed poised to continue that upward trend.  So much for trending up. The following two games, at the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 14 and back home against the New York Islanders on November 16, were polar opposites in terms of effort by the Bruins, but both games had the same result: making Bruins fans nauseous.

The Bruins got a point in Pittsburgh, and it was well-earned as they came back from FOUR one-goal deficits to finally take a 5-4 lead with 2:29 remaining in regulation. But they let the win slip away like a fart in the desert as Tim Thomas let in a softie by ex-Bruin Billy Guerin with just under a second left.  Another giveaway  from Thomas in OT secured the two points for Pittsburgh.  Here’s the game summary for those interested…I’m still not ready to re-live this loss.  New Hampshire native Ben Lovejoy  did record his first NHL point in his second NHL game as he registered an assist for the Penguins.

Against the Islanders, the Bruins were so uninspired for such long stretches of the game, I had to check to see if Dave Lewis was back behind the bench.  There were no Bruins highlights. Here’s the game summary….Roloson and Moulson, and some empty Bruins jerseys.

The Bruins are headed on the road until Thanksgiving for four games, starting tomorrow night in Atlanta.  They are currently tied for 11th place in the Eastern Conference, and Bruins fans are sweating like Amy Winehouse  going through customs.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I need a laugh.


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