First of all, check this out:Joe Thornton has worse stats in 40-something minutes of ice time than Shawn Thornton does through 31. Awesome.
Almost as awesome as this game. Let's get to it, I've got things to do besides update this blog.
There sounds like there's some booing during the national anthem. Stay classy, Montreal.
Once the game begins, the Habs come out flying. Flying so high that their wings get burned, in the form of a penalty. Bruins powerplay looks great, doesn't finish. Habs are still energetic. They come off the powerplay and the Habs are still flying around like crazy. After about 11 minutes of that,
0-1. OH SHI-
It's a pretty big goal and it looks like it might hold for the rest of the period until Komisarek decides to pass it to Wideman on the blueline. Wideman shoots it in, and Kessel tips it past CAAAAAAAARRREEEEEEEEEY.
At three minutes into the second period, Byron Bitz is forechecking like crazy. Shawn Thornton skates into the slot, and wrists the puck right past CAAAAAAAARRREEEEEEEEY.
About 2 minutes later, off a faceoff.
2-2. Aw crap they tied it up.
3 minutes later about 8 guys get roughing penalties and there is some scrumming happening.
Whatever. The Bruins are here to win a hockey game.
Marc Savard makes a beautiful shot short side that bounces off the inside of the post, hits Carey Price in the back, hits the same post AGAIN, and bounces out. Price got lucky.
Luckily, Michael Ryder has an unreal shot. He shoots one in, in bounces back to Stuart at the point who puts it on net, then up to Wideman who does the same. Ryder gets it and has more than a 1x3 inch hole to put it in.
Your tears sustain me.
Besides an immediate crap penalty on Recchi and immediate penalty kill, we're off to the
Price is pulled.
H/T to Puck Daddy for getting this clip on Youtube before anyone else:
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