First of all, I finally broke down and joined twitter, because it was getting annoying having it all come into google reader. Here it is:
Second of all, ESPN is reporting that Thomas is getting a contract extension. This could be huge.
Thirdly, there was a game last night. That's why we're here.
5.5 in, Alfredsson.
0-1. Please don't let Ottawa embarrass the Bruins. They've beaten them every time this year, now is not the time to change that.
Hnidy pastes Ruutu along the boards.
Basically the rest of the period is some crap hooking call and the puck getting battered from place to place. And some nice saves by Auld and Thomas, including one by Auld on Savard on a breakaway out of the penalty box.
Late in the period, Ruutu runs Thomas and Hnidy and Winchester drop the gloves and hug it out for matching roughing minors.
Savard shoots it on net, Wheeler forechecks. It gets to Axelsson on the other side, he gets it to Savard in the slot. Savard does his thing.
Recchi gets a high-sticking penalty to give the senators a 2-minute powerplay to end the period, and they pull Auld for the 6-on-4. It doesn't manage to get anything. Then Spezza takes a call with 3 seconds left.
That's 50 wins. Five-Zero. Nice.
Washington loss or Bruins win clinches Eastern Conference.
vs. OTT: 5-0-0
Record: 50-17-10 (W 5)
Home: 27-6-6 (W 3)