My “biggest thoughts” are for games that I am actually able to watch. For games that I do watch I take notes on every individual period and record everything I happen to blurt out. For games I can’t watch, I’ll be recapping on what I see from replays and the box score.
I’ll also be referring to the Bruins as “we” in most cases.
Let’s get to it.
Jan. 17 - 23
Jan. 24 - 30
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
Los Angeles Kings, 02/09/2016, @Boston
This game is the return of Milan Lucic to the Garden. Aside from that, this game is still a big one. The Kings games are always a battle from start to finish and expect an even tilt from the start. The jerseys are also something to get a little excited about.
Thoughts on first period:
“Clearly a physical game off the bat”
“Great thank you to a great guy”
“Damn it, Kevan”
Thoughts on second period:
“Oh my ****.”
“Thank you, Matt”
“Huge PP. If we don’t score before the 3rd the game is over.”
Thoughts on 3rd Period:
“Game shouldn’t have had a third period.”
Overall thoughts: 9 – 2 L
- So, this game was embarrassing to say the least. Lucic scored the Kings’ 7th goal to make it 7-1, so that was cool.
- Matt Beleskey fought Andy Anreoff to try to show some sort of pride in this game, so I think he should get an extension based solely off the fact he’s been one of the only handful of players being a real Bruin since day one.
- David Pastrnak has balls now. Maybe not full ones yet, but balls none-the-less. He’s using his body in veteran ways, now. What I mean by that is he is redirecting players away from the puck in order for his team mates to get the now-open puck and advance on the play. With that he’s taking the body while he has the puck (sometimes) and still advancing the play. He obviously needs work to get on the level he needs to be but at least he’s getting the experience.
- I don’t want to blame Tuuka Rask for all of this game, but I feel as though he needs to be brought up. He was pulled halfway into the second for Goose after Drew Doughty's goal (a defensemen) that made it a 5-1 game. Rask was making some pretty decent saves in this game, but he got absolutely lit up. Some goals he could have prevented; a couple he couldn’t have. Either way, guy needs to turn it around. He’s been solid enough since the horrendous start to the year but things need to be addressed and they need to be addressed now.
I’m not implying trade him. He’s our franchise goalie and the Bruins lack of success has not been his fault. Without Rask between the pipes the Bruins would be a dumpster fire through and through. Goose is good but I don’t think we’d be better off with him as our #1 guy.
Only highlight of this game:
Winnipeg Jets, 02/11/2016
There’s this thing I do where after an absolutely horrible game I don’t watch the next one and hope that with me not being involved the Bruins can go back to winning. I don’t know why I think I have any impact on the Bruins performance, but I do. Bottom line I didn’t watch this game because superstition is sometimes a real thing.
Overall thoughts: 6 – 2 W
Minnesota Wild, 02/13/2016, @Minnesota
The Bruins came to Minnesota hoping to build off of the big 6 – 2 win in Winnipeg. It’s always a good game when the Wild and Bruins meet up, Parise isn’t a slouch out there. Loui had a fantastic game against the Wild earlier in the season, pretty sure he had a hat trick. Keep in mind that Minnesota is dropped rapidly in the Wins column and seemingly forgot how to play hockey.
Thoughts on first period:
“No Bergeron. Who’s stepping up?”
“Minnesota is dead”
“Zone time with no result on the PP”
“MILLER TURNED IT OVER. SURPRISE, SURPRISE.”
“Lazy lazy lazy”
Thoughts on third period:
“I had to work”
Hey, rest of NHL: