Well, that was pretty awesome. First of all, we've got this fellow, goes by the name of "Mark Recchi." Scored 34 points in 24 games in his rookie season. He's also 2 times as old as Milan Lucic. Whatta guy.
So let's run through the Recap because then I've gotta call in mailing in the preview before heading off to the game in New York. (I'm pumped about that, gotta say).
The first period, the Bruins looked more like they did at the end of the phoenix game than they did at the beginning - playing their game, moving the puck around, etc. Something was in the air last night. I think it's because the NHL picked NESN for it's highlights. The Bruins outshot chicago by a lot in the first, but only one mattered.
1-0. Mark Recchi's first goal as a Bruin. I sorta wish Montador didn't have the flu so he could be having those, too.
The rest of the first gives us Huet being able to stop the Bruins. The Bruins are sitting on a one-goal lead through about 25 minutes of game-time, when the Chicago power play gets thomas out of position and puts one behind him. Toews.
1-1. While they're announcing the go-
2-1. Krejci does not appreciate your goal annou-
3-1. Recchi remembers that he didn't actually score on that perfect scoring chance against Phoenix, and makes up for it. He's now a goal per game scorer with the Bruins.
After all that excitement, we move into the Third period. Will the Bruins keep this up? Will they choke hard? Only time will tell.
Time and Phil Kessel. Chicago's number 51 trips over the blue line coming out of his own zone and leaves the puck sitting there. It's practically gift-wrapped, and Lucic, Savard, and Kessel open it up.
4-1. That's more like it.
Versteeg sings some Fergie.
Kane uses an amazing screen to put one in as well.
Then P.J. Axelsson is put out there. Earlier in the game, he forechecked a guy over and took the puck for a short-handed chance. Now, he's switched into the game for someone else. This of course, right after Here Comes the Bruins talks crap about him. Either he reads Bruins Blogs or he's just that good. Anyhow, he makes a poke check as some blackhawk is flying through the zone and - whoops - there goes the puck. P.J. picks it up and gets over the red line (barely) and shoots at the empty net.
5-3. Axelsson is pretty awesome.
vs. CHI: 2-0-0 (season sweep)
Record: 43-14-9 (W 1)
Home: 22-6-5 (W 1)