Well I haven't written in a few days and those dang Bruins keep on winning games so maybe I should just shut down the blog and never write again in the hopes the Bruins never lose another game. Then again the Wild are tomorrow and the Bruins have only beat them once so maybe we'll stay open for now.
Regardless, here's the deal: PATRICE BERGERON is awesome. Yes, yes, Milan Lucic is back and that's wonderful. Yes, Marc Savard is back (YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS) but let's take some time for the Patrice Bergeron Appreciation station. There's some traffic up ahead, I apologize for the delay.
In the two games I've neglected to cover so far, Patrice is only a +2 despite having 1 goal and 4 assists. He's figured into all but 1 of the 6 goals in the last 2 games, and the one he didn't started with TUUUUUUUUUKK so we'll spot him that.
In the Buffalo game, we had some unbridled awesome going on - First of all, TUUUUUKK passes one up to Bitz. Bitz puts it on Lucic's stick and Lucic's stick puts it on net. This is a great goal right now, but not when Lucic is scoring on Miller in the Olympics. (USA! USA! USA!)
The Bergeron goal in the Buffalo game was pretty slick as well. In what I'm sure was a set play, the Bruins face off in the offensive zone. Bergeron gets it to Chara. Chara wrists it in, Bergeron taps it down a bit and Miller's got no chance. Again, good to see now but I don't want Chara scoring on Miller in the Olympics, either.
In the Blues game, there was a lot of scoring one after another. First the Bruins score on a powerplay. Yeah, a powerplay. A goal. On a powerplay. A real one. The puck went in their net and we had more guys on the ice. WHAT?
Whatever, I'll take it. Mark Recchi snares a rebound out of the air and bounce-passes it through Mason into the net. Awesome.
Blues tie it back up while we're trying to get the puck to start a penalty. Jerks.
Then the Bruins go on the power play again. "Oh brother" you think, "a power play against the 2nd-best PK in the league. This should be fu-WHEELER!!!! WOOOOOOOO" as Bergeron puts it across the slot (past Recchi - I think - in front of the net) to Wheeler and Wheeler just buries it. That's 2! 2 power play goals! ah ah ah ah
The Blues continue to be jerks and tie it up again. But that's where their party ends.
Bergeron gets the puck to Chara, who blasts one in. Lucic tips it down and Mason's got nothing. The SLGT folks keep cheering "Masonry" when he's making some slick saves, though.
Then - uh oh - the Bruins take a penalty. Oh wait, no biggie, just keep Patrice and Marco out there and we'll see what happe-SHORTHANDER? bwahahahahahhahahahaha
Plenty of sturmface going around.
Excellent. Excellent play, so happy Savard is back so Patrice gets to play against second-tier players. So happy Lucic is back and seems to be all about hitting folks all the time. He can't fight, of course, but if he scores and hits that's enough for me.