Saturday, December 6, 2008

Game 25 Recap: BRUINS 3 LIGHTNING 1

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I totally couldn't see this game.  Looks like the B's managed to pull out a win anyhow.  Let's get to the recap:

1 minute into the game, Axelsson gives up the puck in the neutral zone to Ryan Malone, who gets it ahead to Vinny "Lifetime Contract" Lecavelielier.  Vinny puts it across to Martin St. Louis, who one-times it past Thomas.
0-1.  Thomas realizes that even though he's playing Tampa Bay, they've still got amazing goal-scoring capability.

Mike Smith and Tim Thomas play well for the rest of the first, and the first half of the second.  Then, 12 minutes in, there's a faceoff in the offensive zone.  The Tampa Bay TV Network is interviewing...someone. The lightning get it, but bring it behind their goalie to try to move it out.  But Lucic knows how to forecheck.  He gets it on the side, puts it to Savard in the corner.  Kessel is moving toward the net.  The interview guys says that the lighting are "playing good" (sic).  You've seen this one before.  This time, the flavor is a one-timer five-hole.

1-1. Kessel's 14th goal of the season, Savard's 1,000,000th career assist.

The game stays tied until Shane Hnidy takes a penalty for holding.  It's the 4th and last penalty called all game.  Short-handed, Blake Wheeler makes the blue-line interception between d-men.  Krejci goes up, gets the pass.  Krejci dances the puck through a TBL defenseman, and it's just him and the goalie.  Mike Smith is good, but gets all confused about Krejci's name spelling.  Krejci puts it past his right pad on the ground.

2-1.  Short-handed goal for Krejci.  What a play by Wheeler.

11 more minutes of game go by, and Mike Smith is pulled.  With 10 seconds left, Thomas blocks a shot, Hunwick chips it out of the Bruins corner and to Savard at the B's blue-line.  He skates it up into the offensive zone and passes to (Wait.  Guess.)  Kessel.  Kessel kessels the puck.

3-1. 0:01 left.


Record: 17-4-4
L10: 8-1-1
Away: 8-3-3
Streak: W3

1 Comment:

TravBot said...

Your use of "Kessel" as both a proper noun and a verb in the same sentence amuses me, sir.