Yeah, so....awesome. If you're like me, you cut out of work early, and I personally was sweating on my way home, I was so nervous with excitement. So after a quick shower and a pre-game beer or two, we're off to the game.
And what a game it was. Honestly, I'm pretty sluggish this morning so lets just run through this quickly.
Pretty much a minute into the game, Cam Ward pushes it off to the corner, Lucic comes around behind the net with it, gets it to Aaron Ward at the point, who slaps it in. David Krejci gets a tap on it and Cam Ward doesn't. UPDATE: Krejci didn't touch it. Ward scored on Ward.
Everything for the rest of the period is for the most part going ok, but then with less time remaining than had elapsed before the Ward goal,
1-1. Aw crap. Tuomo Ruutu also runs tim thomas right after the puck goes in, and gets 2 minutes for it. You don't want to make Tim Thomas angry.
Joni Pitkanen knocks down Savard. Kessel gets the puck. Ward here refers to the goalie: Kessel-Ward-Kessel-Ward-Savard-Net.
And did you see Lucic back on the top line? Pure awesomeness. The classic Ryder-Krejci Wheeler line is back together again, too, and...well.......
Ryder intercepts the puck as the Carolina offense is breaking out. He and Krejci (I think? maybe wheeler) skate down the middle, and there's a carolina defensemen in the middle. Ryder has an unreal snipe, so....
ALL MY RUFF RYDERZ MEET ME OUTSIDE
Rydermania running quite wild in this one.
I'm sure a bunch of other stuff happened but whatever.
It's pretty simple. Bruins pick it up in the neutral zone. Kessel gets it at the line, moves in. Some hurricane starts hanging off his back. He boxes him out, then puts it over to Savard. Savard slaps it in.